New Delhi : Lady Shri Ram College Wednesday informed that from this year, their hostel will be available to only first-year students.
The college said the move was “to promote inclusivity” in accomodating facility so that more students from marginalised backgrounds could avail of the facility.
“Kindly note henceforth hostel will be available to first-year students for one year only,” the college said on its website Wednesday. “They will have to vacate the hostel at the end of the first year, in May. There will be no further intake of third-year students.”
The decision was taken as per the governing body resolution “to promote inclusivity by implementing constitutional reservations and to provide a secure environment to a large number of students from parts of the country in their first year”.
“There is no change for the current batch of second and third-year students because they were told they would get the facility for three years.”
Hostel warden Ujjayini Ray continued stating that the college has made an exception for students under persons with disabilities (PwD) category who would be allotted rooms under the previous policy.
“Keeping hostel for students of all three years would have been impossible because we couldn’t have reduced general category seats,” she said. “No further floors could have been built at the current hostel and despite writing to the university and university grants commission, we don’t have funds for another option.”