No campus of its own, this college runs from a school building. While Du looks at means to expand seats for accommodating the proposed 27 per cent OBC quota, Newsline looks at infrastructure in city colleges Neha Sinha Indian Express Home> Delhi> News Thursday , December 07, 2006
New Delhi, December 6: For Delhi University’s Sri Aurobindo College, Malviya Nagar, increasing seats for reservation from the next academic session will be a nightmare. Reason: the college has been running both its morning shifts—since 1972- and evening shifts—1984 onwards—from a cramped school building. With DU set to increase seat intake by 54% for reservation in social science and commerce courses, here’s why the going will be difficult: some colleges in DU do not even have a ‘college’ building, and are operating from school buildings for years. The original ten acre land allotted for Sri Aurobindo at Kishangarh near Vasant Kunj is actually ridge land. “It has been decades since we have been in this school building...we are told that the original land can never be re-claimed. Over the years, the number of students and courses have gone up. Just running two colleges from the same school building is a struggle,’’ says Bimlesh Yadav, principal, Sri Aurobindo College, evening.