Jeans and T-shirts may be banned in Rajasthan colleges

Jaipur: The department of higher education may ban college students from wearing jeans and T-shirts in Rajasthan colleges from the next academic session. The department is considering uniform, whose colour to be decided by the administration of the college.

A final decision would be taken after taking each college’s feedback. The state has 148 government colleges, including 15 law colleges. “The move intends to bring uniformity in colleges. A dress code will bring a sense of togetherness, discipline and identification in a student,” Kiran Maheshwari, the higher education minister said as per a report by Deccan Chronicle.

Dress code for boys to have a shirt, trousers, sweater (winters), shoes, socks and belt. For girls; salwar suit, dupatta, sweater or cardigan (winters), saree, shoes, sandals and socks would be considered.

However, the Congress has accused BJP of working for the ideology of the right-wing party Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Maheshwari defended the dress code and said: “Many college students have requested their teachers for a dress code. It’s being implemented keeping the sentiments of students in mind.”