that the move is against the “national character” of the university.
Principal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, P C Jain said, “A central university should be representative of the country. It is against the whole philosophy of such a university if only one state is represented.”
SRCC receives approximately 70 per cent of its students from outside Delhi. Echoing Jain, Miranda House principal, Pratibha Jolly, said, “Central universities replicate the democratic profile of our country and that is a healthy trend. We like the eclectic nature of the university.” She added that the college receives at least 80 per cent of its students from outside Delhi, a figure that increases every year.
St Stephen’s College has approximately 50 per cent and Lady Shri Ram College for Women about 60 per cent of its students from outside Delhi.