Delhi University¬†yesterday clarified that name of Dyal Singh College has not been changed and the confusion was caused due to ‘false news’.
“Some newspapers have published a false and misleading report of change of the name of Dyal Singh College (Evening). It is hereby clarified that the Delhi University has not changed the name of the Dyal Singh College (Evening)” DU Registrar said in a statement.
It is to be noted that the College’s Governing Body Chairman in November on Facebook mentioned about the name change from Dyal Singh College (Eve) to Vande Mataram College.The change was greeted with protests in campus by both Morning and Evening batch students with some of the students alleging that the decision was taken without consulting the stakeholders.
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur of the Akali Dal came out and asked for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention against the decision of college authorities for hurting “Sikh sentiments”.This forced Union Human Resource Development Minister to issue a clarification that the change of name hasn’t been approved by the government.
Dyal Singh College is named after Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia who founded¬†The Tribune Trust in 1881 and Punjab National Bank later in 1894.He went to start¬†Dyal Singh Trust, which established the Dyal Singh College in Lahore in the year 1910.