More than 16% of Muslim girl students in second, third, fourth, and fifth semesters, from government and aided colleges affiliated with Mangalore University in Karnataka, have collected their TC (Transfer Certificate) following the hijab ban, according to Deccan Herald.
Credits: The Cognate
The Vice Chancellor of MU, Professor PS Yadapadithya had announced that TCs would be issued to girl students who did not wish to attend classes without a headscarf.
According to an RTI by the Deccan Herald, 145 out of the total 900 Muslim girl students who had enrolled for various courses in 2020-21 and 2021-22 had collected TCs from government, aided, and constituent colleges of Mangalore University in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.
A few students have also dropped out due to an inability to pay fees, and some of them have rather taken admission in colleges where hijab is allowed.
However, in Kodagu, all 113 Muslim girl students continue to study in their colleges. There are 10 government, aided, and constituent colleges of MU in the district. In comparison to aided colleges(8%), the number of Muslim girl students seeking Transfer Certificate is way higher in government colleges (34%).
There are in total 39 government, and 36 aided colleges in Dakshin Kannada and Udupi districts. With as many as 35 out of 51 Muslim girl students collecting their TC, Dr. P Dayananda Pai-P Satisha Pai Government First Grade College in Carstreet has topped the list among government-run colleges in Dakshina Kannada.
As expected, the Government First Grade College in Ajjarkad -which was at the center of the hijab controversy, topped the list of government colleges in Udupi with nine students collecting their TC. Among aided colleges, SDM College in Ujire (11) and Bhandarkars College (13) in Kundapur witnessed the highest percentage of Muslim girl students collecting their TCs.
The Uppinangady First Grade Government College, which had witnessed clashes over the hijab issue declared that no students had dropped out. However, the college principal Professor Shekar reportedly said that two Muslim girl students had discontinued college.
Campus Front of India, the student/campus wing of the Islamist organization PFI, claimed that the data compiled by them shows that the percentage of dropouts was much higher.
References: The Cognate
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