Out of the 94 students from the marginalised community, 80 got admissions in several colleges.

Swaeroes create history 80 marginalised students from Telangana get through DUArrangement
news Education Friday, June 22, 2018 - 19:59

 

Creating a history of sorts, an overwhelming 80 students from Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) have got admissions into premier institutions in Delhi University. The students belonging to SC, ST and OBC communities were from social welfare and tribal welfare schools in the state.

A total of 94 students from the TSWREIS had applied for admissions into several colleges and institutions like Ramjas college, Hindu college, Hans Raj college, Lady Shri Ram college etc in Delhi University, of whom 80 got admissions in the first cut off. Remarkably, most of the students secured seats in general quota, after they secured 94% marks and more.

The admissions of these 80 students holds significance, as last year only 12 students showed keen interest and got through these colleges. Owing to their poor background, this is the first time that many of the students have been out of the state.  

Speaking to TNM, a proud Vinaya Kala, special officer, department of alumni relation, said, “This is a monumental achievement. So far 80 students have already got admissions after qualifying in the first cut off itself. We are confident that the remaining students, too, will secure seats in the second cut off.”

She said that the institution put in special effort and designed a project for this purpose. “Career guidance is one of the important aspect in our programmes. We want our students to have good careers, so we zeroed in on Delhi University, which has some of the best colleges. For this purpose, we held several workshops, mock tests etc. The only difficulty we had was to convince the parents to send their children to Delhi.”

TNM also got in touch with a few students, who were excited about visiting Delhi and joining the college.

Seventeen-year-old A Karthik calls himself ‘Swaeroe’ Karthik; Swaeroe is the moniker for all the students from TSWREIS – meaning Social Welfare Aeroes (Sky).

Karthik is a resident of Shaikpet in Hyderabad. His father works as a watchman, while his mother does odd jobs to run the family.

He has enrolled in the BA Honours Philosophy programme in the Hindu College.    

Sharing his proud moment, he said, “I am really happy to be in Delhi. The college I got through is a renowned institution for Commerce.”

He said that his parents did not hesitate to send him to Delhi. “I have two sisters. My parents rely on me. When I got the seat, they were really happy and did not hesitate and sent me right away. They said, ‘Go and study well’. I really want to do well in my education and make them proud.”

Karthik’s dream is to become an IAS officer and serve the people.

Another student, K Ashwini from Karimnagar district, who secured a seat in BA Political Science in Ramjas College, says that she, too, aspires to become an IAS officer.

“This is the first time I have been to a different state. This is really thrilling,” said G Sai Ram, who will be studying Physical Science with Chemistry from Ramjas.  

According to TSWREIS members, initially they had a fund crunch and were apprehensive if they could take all the students to Delhi and provide accommodation. However, the government intervened and helped them out.

“The government has helped us a lot. The only concern now is finding accommodation for all the students here in Delhi. We would request the government to provide transit accommodation for the benefit of these students,” Vinaya Kala appealed.

 

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