In the two cut-off lists announced so far, 14 students including twelve girls from Seelampur area have secured admission in various the Delhi University colleges.
"There were 78 students who appeared for class XII examination this year from the Seelampur slum area. Out of which, 12 students have scored above 80 per cent," said Subodh Kumar Masih, Program Assistant, Asha Society.
Asha, an NGO working in the area works towards educating the slum children and helping them achieve higher education. Saugatha, who scored the maximum amongst the students in the slum at 86.5 per cent has managed to secure a seat in Urdu Honours in Kirori Mal College. Her father is a street vendor in the area.
Similarly, Heena who scored 84 per cent in class XII has got admission in BA Programme in Zakir Hussain College.
"So far 14 students from the area have got admission in DU colleges and 12 of them are girls," Masih added. The university had received 2.5 lakh applications for the 54,000 seats in 63 colleges this year.
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