The University of Delhi will name its new college after the late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Sushma Swaraj that is to be established at Fatehpur Beri village. Construction work for the college is yet to commence at the 40-bigha land allotted to the university at Bhati Kalan, Fatehpur Beri.
According to a notice released by Delhi University on 12 March 2020, DU is going to establish a women’s college at Fatehpur Beri Village, Delhi, on the land recently allotted to them by the Government of NCT( National Capital Territory of Delhi).
A committee had been formed to suggest a fitting name for the proposed women’s college. The committee in its meeting which was held on March 11 2020 had decided to invite suggestions from the general public in this regard.
The name of the college will be after the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi, Sushma Swaraj.
Registrar Vikas Gupta on Saturday at a press conference said, “We have decided to name the upcoming college after the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. This is part of our centenary year celebrations.” According to Gupta, the decision was conveyed to the Education Ministry. However, the source of the suggestion for Swaraj's name is still unknown.
Gupta claimed that the college was the first of several other facilitation centres that they plan to open all across Delhi, especially the outskirts area.
Facilities at Delhi University college
According to the Registrar, this project will be beneficial for students who will not need to come to the campus for fee submission, document verification, correction of errors in their examination form, to take duplicate mark sheets, provisional degrees etc.
Besides, the said college is expected to mainly cater to the rural population of Delhi and Gurgaon. It is expected to have a residential facility for staff and faculty, a hostel facility for students, and a sports complex as well.
DU will lay the foundation stone on Sunday at Fatehpur Beri. Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan will be the chief guest at the function alongside BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, who had earlier been involved in the inspection of the land along with other DU officials.