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D.U. Admissions: 66 'transgender' students apply for undergraduate courses!

New Delhi: The admission process for Delhi University's undergraduate courses ended on 15th June with 2.9 lakh applications received both online and offline. Out of total registrations, 122020 are females, and 169731 males but the
India TV News Desk June 19, 2015 23:35 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The admission process for Delhi University's undergraduate courses ended on 15th June with 2.9 lakh applications received both online and offline. Out of total registrations, 122020 are females, and 169731 males but the striking feature is the improvement of the transgender community.

The university has received 66 applications from the third gender as compared to only nine last year.

Delhi University, took the first step towards providing equal opportunity to students from the transgender community, included the option in undergraduate courses last year. According to the varsity officials, these students will be enrolled under the OBC category.

However, from this year DU has included the category in all official forms including undergraduate admissions, job vacancies and hostel applications.

DU's Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) has taken up a project -- "The Third 'I': Dignity of Being" -- under which it is focusing on accommodating the members of the transgender community within the varsity's academic space.

As per the data, out of the 90,000 applications received by DU last year for admission to its various postgraduate courses, nine candidates had selected the transgender option.

Rajesh, who has been a former Member of the National Committee on Transgender, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, also said, "Consultations are on with various NGOs working for the transgender community so that their fears and problems can be gauged and addressed in the policy."

Here is the report on UG Registrations (Online + Offline) this year.

Total Applications  291817
Total applicants (Male) 122020
Total applicants (Female) 169731
Total applicants (Other) 66
Gen 178419
OBC 68867
 SC 37805
ST 6270
Pwd1 460
Pwd2 137
Pwd3 434