DU's  Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) has taken up a project -- "The Third 'I': Dignity of Being" -- under which it is focusing on accommodating the members of the transgender community within the varsity's academic space.

The team will propose a draft to DU's admission committee, which will give its final nod to the policy. The policy will be implemented in the upcoming academic session, admissions for which begin in June.

"What will be the percentage of reservations for them, will they share the OBC quota or a sub-category will be made, financial assistance, anti-harassment rules, hostel accommodation, toilets, separate TG cells and healthcare facilities are the subjects being studied before we come up with a set of guidelines to be followed for their admissions," CIC Director, Madan Mohan Chaturvedi said.

After Supreme Court last year acknowledged transgenders as the 'third gender', DU had introduced the option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for post-graduate courses.

According to the varsity, of the 90,000 applications received last year for admission to its various post-graduate courses, nine were of candidates who had selected the transgender option.

The varsity had also announced last year that it will include the option in admission forms for undergraduate courses as well.

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