Shortage of Rooms at DU Hostel Forces Students to Dropout

Published: | August 09, 2016
Shortage of Rooms at DU Hostel Forces Students to Dropout
AISA organised a march called 'luggage march' under their 'A Room of My Own' campaign.

On 6th August’ 16, AISA which is All India Student’s Association organised a march called luggage march under the campaign ‘A room of my own.’ The march was conducted because there is a shortage of hostels at the University of Delhi and the shortage is not just of 1000 or 2000 room, DU has only 3,455 rooms for the 1,60,000 students.

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The Vice President of AISA said to the reporters that it is a huge problem and it needs to be addressed right now because a hostel room does not seem like a big problem but it is. Shortage of hostels force the students to live in overpriced PGs and then to get a job to cover the expenses which lead to them dropping out or worse, failing.

He also said that their association met a lot of students who are going through this and it is definitely not a pretty situation. The Vice president asked the students to write all their problems on a postcard and to send it to the authorities on 8th August’ 16 so, they realise that it is a big issue.

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Shrestha, a student of Rajdhani College, said that he has changed flats 6 times in the last one year and he still lives 45 minutes away from his college because finding a good reasonable flat or PG is impossible.

Another student from Kirori Mal College, Vishnu asked that how a student is expected to pay Rs. 10,000 as rent for 1 BHK which he is sharing with two other guys and then said that it is ridiculous to have such overpriced places.


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