One of the most politically centered institution in Delhi University, Kirori Mal College was witness to a turbulent atmosphere yesterday as students protested outside Principal S P Gupta’s office.
The agenda for the demurral was the denial of admission to the ECA and Sports Quota students, even after the lists for the selected candidates was signed and approved by the authorities of the college.
Achal, who was seeking admission in English (Hons) said, “I was hoping I would seek admission as my name appeared in the first merit list of Photography.” According to the University guideline 5% reservation in admissions is granted to admission through Extra-Curricular and Sports. However, this year Mr. Gupta has denied ECA and sports students their admissions, the reason for which has not been clarified.
According to the admission seekers, the college authorities on 30th July 2014 assured their admissions for 31st July. However, Mr.Gupta was absent from the college on 31st and no student was admitted. The parents as well as the students pleaded with the authorities but theirs appeals were all in vain.
The tussle between the authorities and the students incensed with the presence of members from various political parties who slammed doors and raised slogans, demanding the authorities to speak up.
Earlier, Hindu College had also cancelled its admission through ECA. The college has been recently served a High Court notice. Another protest is expected on 1st August 2014. Although the University admissions have been closed yesterday, the fate of these students remain in doubt.
Photo Credits: Sidhant R Seth and Jagriti – Student Forum KMC