NEW DELHI: After introducing the transgender option in the gender column of its admission forms, the Delhi University is now working to draw up the modalities for them to enroll at the varsity.
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.
The team will propose a draft to the DU’s admission committee, which will give its final nod to the policy. The policy will be implemented in the upcoming academic session, admissions for which begin in June.
“What will be the percentage of reservations for them, will they share the OBC quota or a sub-category will be made, financial assistance, anti-harassment rules, hostel accommodation, toilets, separate TG cells and healthcare facilities are the subjects being studied before we come up with a set of guidelines to be followed for their admissions,” CIC Director Madan Mohan Chaturvedi told PTI.
The DU had introduced the option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for post-graduate courses after the Supreme Court last year acknowledged transgenders as the ‘third gender’,
According to the varsity, out of the 90,000 applications received last year for admission to its various post-graduate courses nine candidates had selected the transgender option.
The varsity had also announced last year that it will include the option in admission forms for the undergraduate courses as well.