India is a country of diversity. It is a hub of different religions, castes and cultures. However, the Indian society is characterized by a highly entrenched system of social stratification.
The disadvantaged groups are SCs, STs, women, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and physically challenged persons. The deprivation of dignity, identity and rights resulted in their
dehumanization and humiliation.
Since gender disparity is known to lead to serious social imbalance, it is essential to neutralize these distortions of the past. The minorities including Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and others, collectively constitute about 19% of the Indian population.
DPDC has been addressing concerns of access, equality, while ensuring the standard of quality and relevance of education that would help in eliminating social disparities.
India is potentially rich in human resources. To harvest the same and make the present education system inclusive, the degree of democratization of higher education has to be
increased to a large extent. DPDC is highly responsive to the needs and constraints of the disadvantaged social groups.
To oversee the effective implementation of policies and programmes for disadvantaged groups, to provide guidance and counselling with respect to academic, financial, social and other matters and to enhance the diversity within the campus.
There shall be an Advisory Committee with the Principal as Chairperson and three other members including an Adviser, to review the implementation of various schemes and programmes for the welfare of the disadvantaged and marginalized groups of the society and other related activities undertaken by the college as well as implementation of reservation policy in admission and recruitment for SC, ST, PH, OBC (non-creamy layer) and others, if any. The Committee should meet at least once in four months and action taken on decisions are to be reviewed in the subsequent meetings. The Principal shall nominate one of the teachers, who has an innate interest in the welfare of the disadvantaged social groups, as an Adviser.