GGSIP University is a place for students and staff with cultural and regional diversity. University recognizes the potential that diversity offers and has consciously adopted policies that foster diversity and constantly endeavors to leverage its potential. As a result of the policies pursued by GGSIP University, the faculty and staff currently working in the University comprise of members from varied regional and linguistic origins and reflect a microcosm of unique diversity that India is known world over. The percentage of teachers from Delhi and other states is almost equal making it a truly multi-cultural diversified university. The richness of the regional and linguistic diversity among faculty and staff is evident from the fact that the University work force has representation from almost all the states and regions across India. It may not be an exaggeration to say, 'mention any language mentioned in the schedule to the Constitution of India, you will find one or the other employee speaking it'
In order to maintain even more diversity among the students, the admissions policy of the University provides for 15% non-local (Outside Delhi) reservation which is open for students hailing from all states of India except Delhi. University also offers admissions to International students to the extent of 15% of the sanctioned seats of every program offered at University Schools of Studies and its affiliated colleges.
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Groups(SEDGs) educational interests are promoted by reserving seats in favour of such groups as per the extant policies of the appropriate government. University also offers financial assistance to the students from economically weaker sections apart from facilitating grant of scholarships offered under various central government and state governments' schemes for the benefit of students from disadvantaged social backgrounds and religious minorities. The University provide this financial assistance from its self-generated funds. Apart from this University is the nodal agency for grant of Merit-cum-Means scholarships for the students from Govt. of Delhi.
In order to spread awareness of rich cultural diversity in arts that is unique to India, Directorate of Students Welfare has collaborated with SPIC-MACAY and regularly organizes classical dance performances of renowned artists representing various traditions popular in different regions of the country. The University celebrates all festivals such as Lohri, Pongal, Sankranti, Gurupurab, Janmashtmi, etc. respecting all religions. Besides the celebration of birthdays of all students is a regular feature among the students irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, region, and socio-economic background, etc.
Thus, irrespective of cultural, regional, linguistic differences, students, faculty and staff across the board as a single entity, work towards unity in diversity.
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