It is now the turn of the Madurai Medical College to implement a strict dress code for its students.
With the beginning of the new academic year, the dean of the Madurai Medical Colleges seems to have taken the opportunity to impose a new, and strict dress code for students in the college, says The New Indian Express. The dean made the announcement about the dress code at a meeting with the new batch of students.
According to the new code announced by the dean S Revwathy, wearing jeans-pants and t-shirts while attending classes is forbidden for both girls and boys, reports TNIE.
TNIE also reports that girls are not allowed to wear leggings in the college. Girls have also been warned against not tying up their hair and sporting flowers. The reported reason for that is that flowers and loose hair could help spread infection in the hospital premises.
Male student also have to follow a strict dress code. Dean Revwathy reportedly announced that boys should wear formal, full-hand shirts and trousers with shoes.
There are been a mixed reaction from the students of the medical college, which has a history of ragging incidents.
It is reported that while several students are inclined to follow the new dress code, some are upset and say that they should be allowed to wear whatever they want.
Strict dress codes and disciplinary guidelines have been a part of colleges in Tamil Nadu. In 2013, the TN government had decided that it will decide the dress code for all arts and science colleges in the state.