The Delhi Government is a part benefactor to some colleges which come under the Universiy of Delhi. There are 28 colleges; 12 of them are fully funded by the Delhi government, whereas the remaining 16 colleges are offered a 5% grant by the entity, with the supplementary 95% given by the University Grants Commission (UGC). As the University of Delhi has deferred the formation of a governing body in government-funded colleges, the Delhi government is considering withholding funds to these colleges.
The governing body of each college has 15 members, out of which five are nominated by the government. As on June 8, the government had written to DU asking it to speed up the notification for the governing body and to begin appointment of new staff in these colleges “only after constituting a new governing body.” “We are seriously considering stopping funding to all DU colleges. Why should we give money to them when our governing bodies cannot be constituted?” a government official said.
“We are seriously considering stopping funding to all DU colleges. Why should we give money to them when our governing bodies cannot be constituted?” a government official said. University officials could not be reached for a comment.
The 12 colleges, which are fully-funded by the Delhi Government include:
The 16 colleges which are partly funded are:
At present, over 20,000 students are studying in these 28 Delhi Government-funded colleges. Earlier, there were apprehensions that the Delhi Government will set up a separate university by taking over 12 DU colleges, fully-funded by it. And now, due to failure in forming a governing body the government is rethinking about providing funds to these colleges.
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