#Inclusivity: Delhi University To Directly Reach Out Transgender Students To Enroll Them

The Logical Indian Crew Delhi

April 29th, 2019 / 3:15 PM

DU Admission Transgender Programme

Image Credit: Collegeduniya, NDTV

In an appreciative move, the Delhi University is now planning to reach out to transgenders and help to ease the admission processes of students, reported The Times of India. The institute had established Transgender Resource Centre (TRC) in 2018 and had introduced ‘third gender’ category five years back, but no transgender students as of now had enrolled in any regular programme provided by the university.


University partnered with NGOs

Rajesh, who is a professor in the department of Adult and Continuing Address Education and Extension had told TOI that the university has failed to get students to the centres which are for counselling and guidance. However, with this programme to reach aspirants, the centre believes that there will be a gradual increase in students turnout. Rajesh further said that the programme would not only include student volunteers but will also partner with NGO working with the transgender community.

As of now, the TRC has already collaborated with the Haryana state aids control societies and Delhi’s National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) to understand and locate the areas for these programmes. Rajesh further appreciating the collaboration undertaken by the university said that several transgender students visit NACO and various state societies with their issues. He also said that the university could actually utilise these resources to help these people.


What is the outreach programme?

The outreach programme is set up to help students receive information and aid them during the online admission process. The programme will consist of counselling and demonstrations sessions to help students to understand the entire admission process. The TRC is also likely to have words with the women professors and students to revoke the rule which bars transgenders from getting admission in all women colleges under DU.

Rajesh frowning upon the lack of options available for transgenders in Indian education system said that basic requirements like gender neutral hostels and washroom are still absent in most of the institutes. He further said that the outreach programme would be the first step where the students will help transgender students to obtain their basic rights.

Also Read: For The First Time, Transgenders In Kerala Could Choose Their Gender Identity During Voting


Contributors

Written by : Debarghya Sil

Edited by : Bharat Nayak

Related Stories

first transwomen cab drivers

These Transgender Cabbies Are Helping Women Reach Home Safe

Not A Single Indian University In Top 300 World University Rankings For First Time Since 2012

Odisha: National Law University Students Go On Indefinite Strike After Girl Students Forced To Live In Shabby Hostel

Social Inclusivity Movement RISE

Be A Part Of The Social Inclusivity Movement, Join The Rise In Bangalore

LetsWalkTogether Ramadan

Fasting And Feasting: This Ramadan #LetsWalkTogether For Inclusivity

Punjab: National University Of Law Students Protest ‘Wrongful’ Suspension Of 6 Students

Latest on The Logical Indian

Awareness

From JNU To IIT, Students Across Universities Mobilise To Fight Against Privatisation Of Education

News

Move To Capitalise Trade War: India May Soon Give Incentives To Tesla, 323 Other Companies, To Set Up Factories

Exclusive

“Have To Quit JNU, If Fee Hike Isn’t Rolled Back”: Students From Poor Background Fear For Their Careers

Exclusive

Analysis: Amit Shah Asks CRPF To Chase Urban Naxals, Ignites Old Rhetoric On Crackdown

Exclusive

Indian Army Reduces Sniper Rifles Orders By Nearly 70%, Cites Budgetary Constraints

Health

Bengaluru Made Anti-Cancer Device Gets ‘Breakthrough’ Tag From USFDA

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.