Delhi University’s Dyal Singh College Renamed as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya
New Delhi, Nov 18: Dyal Singh College has been renamed as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. According to an official statement, the name is expected to inspire the students. This move came after the evening college under the University of Delhi, recently became a full-fledged day college.
According to the college’s principal, the name has been finalised and they will not reconsider it. “The name inspired millions during freedom struggle. It’ll also inspire students. There mustn’t be controversy on it. People opposing it haven’t understood it well. We’ll not reconsider it, it’s final,” he said.
On Saturday, the chairperson of the college’s governing body claimed that the new name ‘Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya’ is an inspiring name for the college. “Notification was issued that Executive Council approved Dyal Singh evening college becoming a full-fledged day college. Then we had to give it a new and inspiring name, we decided it should be ‘Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya’,” Amitabh Sinha, the chairperson of college’s Governing Body said to ANI.
Earlier on September 21, Dyal Singh (Evening) College principal Pawan K Sharma received a notification that the Executive Council has given approval to the evening college becoming a full-fledged day college.