The guidelines of University Grants Commission (UGC) for admissions in MPhil and PhD, are going to be implemented from this year in University of Delhi. But the guidelines, and the new rules are being seen as against the denial of pursuing MPhil and PhD to the students belonging to socially deprived backgrounds.
According to the new rules, students, irrespective of their caste categories, have to score at least 50% marks in entrance in order to be eligible for the interviews. This will be having nothing to do with the availability of seats, as the seats can be left vacant if enough candidates do not meet the given requirements.
This has created agitation in students and teachers, and they have decided to protest against the UGC guidelines. Students are out rightly calling it a decision against social equality, as the students who are suffering the most are those who come from socially deprived classes.
Reports tell that the Vice Chancellor of DU is going to look into the matter, while the students demand the cancellation of the interviews. The decision and the rules overall, are being seen against the right to education for all. Even the teachers feel the requirements of UGC are too hard to meet.