Mallica Joshi, HT
The university has laid out a code of conduct for the students — both boys and girls — who leave for Punjab on the Gyanodaya Express, its exclusive “educational train”.
The students, most of them adults, have been told to ‘strictly adhere’ to the dress code. Girls will not wear skirts, shorts or spaghetti tops. No shorts or sleeveless T-shirts for boys.
The step has been taken to ensure girls’ safety, DU officials say. “We have taken a precautionary measure as students may have to interact with all kinds of people on the journey,” said CS Dubey, chairperson, core committee, Gyanodaya Education Trip. “There are students from the UK as well and we will be responsible if something untoward happens.”
Though the university talked about safety, it put out the mobile phone numbers of all the students, including girls, on its website, which is open to public.