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Now orphans can study in Delhi University without fees and hostel fees. To give orphans a chance for higher education, the administration has decided to offer free education in its centenary. The administration has made provision for one seat to be reserved for each of them in all classes. A decision to this effect was taken at Friday’s board meeting.
Giving this information, DU Vice Chancellor Prof. Yogesh Singh said that one seat each will be reserved for orphaned boys and girls in all grades at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in all colleges and departments of the university. The school and hostel fees of the children who gain access in these seats are completely waived.
He said that DU, a central university of national and international reputation, has been responsible for providing education to the students seeking higher education without any discrimination on any grounds. With this decision by DU, orphans, who are unable to continue their studies due to financial constraints, are given a chance for higher education every year.
The Vice Chancellor said that among these students are also children who have sadly lost their parents. In such a situation, it is the social responsibility of the university to help such students. Realizing this, it has been considered to create an additional seat for both male and female orphan students for studies in each course at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in DU.
The expenses are made from the University Welfare Fund
The Vice-Chancellor said that these expenses for the education of orphans would be paid from the University Welfare Fund or the College Students Welfare Fund. Through this fund, students are exempted from paying all kinds of tuition fees. This also includes exemption from payment of their hostel fees, exam fees and other mandatory fees.