Education system is one of the focused areas, which has been given a priority by state and central government, but this is so only in the capital city or in some metro cities. Lack of equal-footing prestigious colleges in other cities like Gurgaon is putting more pressure on Delhi. "For MBA I found Delhi colleges are best, obviously if there are good colleges in Gurgaon I would not have gone to Delhi for my MBA, traveling so far and incurring more expenses," said Akhil Hari Singh.
Best known for its graduation course in managment, B.Com (Hon) or B.Com (pass), Economic (Hon) and many such courses are the life blood of DU, and people from all over the country come here. The situation in Delhi is such that colleges have no option but to fix their cut-off percentage to 100% so that they can reduce competition. This is something that most students, though equally bright, can't achieve so an education in a DU college remains a dream for many in Gurgaon - even after scoring between 80-90 per cent. Many end up taking admission in low-quality colleges locally.
It's not as if Gurgaon does not have good colleges for undergraduate and post graduate education. The city has Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management (GITM), APEEJAY college of Engineering, ICFAI Business School, and IILM Institute of Higher Education, which are among a few good colleges of management and engineering. Gurgaon also has Amity University but in Manesar not within the city.
It's not only students but teachers and professors of DU also have to travel in buses and on metro to reach their far destination. "I choose to teach in DU because it is my passion but yes this is very difficult to commute from Mayur Vihar to DU North campus, which takes my maximum time in Metro which is fully crowded," said Parul Batra, who took a teaching job in DU and lives near Noida and used to travel daily to North Campus, told this Citizen Journalist . If this is the case with someone residing in Delhi, one can only imagine what sort of challenges people from Faridabad, Gurgaon, and Noida face.
Having more local collges in Gurgaon will also open employment opportunities in the city for edicational and non-edicational staff, and allow for greater migration of teaching staff across the NCR.
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