No uniforms for PU students from this year

No uniforms for PU students from this year

May 18, 2017

Mysuru: Here is some good news for students of Pre-University Colleges across the State. The Department of Pre-University Education has issued a direction to all colleges that students cannot be asked to wear uniforms.

This applies to Government, aided and private colleges, and will be enforced from the 2017-18 academic year.

In the admission guidelines stipulated by the Department, colleges have been told that action would be initiated if they insisted on students wearing uniforms. While Government and aided college students did not have uniform, some private colleges had insisted on it.

Speaking to Star of Mysore from Bhopal this morning, PU Board Director C. Shikha has said that the Department has received several complaints from parents that certain colleges force their children to buy two sets of uniforms that is supplied by the college and go to the tailors prescribed by the college.

“Following complaints of colleges fleecing students, we have asked the college managements not to force PU students to wear the uniform. The choice must be left to students and the uniform rule is not mandatory,” she said.

The PU Board Director further said that this was not a new rule but an old guideline. “It is an old guideline being enforced now,” she said.


Over 5.13 lakh girls studying in Government High Schools will get to wear their new uniforms: Olive green salwars, from this academic year. There will be no change in the uniform for boys, which is sky blue shirts and navy blue trousers.

The proposal to switch to salwars was initially floated in November 2015 and a three-member committee comprising senior women officials in the Department selected the design, colour and pattern of the uniform.

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “No uniforms for PU students from this year”

  1. MS shashikanth says:

    PU colleges should continue to have uniforms.It can make the life easier for parents or every morning the bouts of cribbing of what to wear and complaining of not having anything to wear and the drama goes on…please uniforms can save a lot of time and can make students more discipline ,as the PUC life is tougher for both parents aswell as their wards.I agree colleges should not force them to have more number of sets and it’s the parents who has to make decisions of How many sets of uniform their child needs to have.

  2. kc ibadullah khan says:

    Pu Students must continue to wear uniforms as it shows a sign of is OK for the government colleges , but there must be a choice for private aided colleges to follow the rule or not.

  3. Sagar says:

    We can go with out uniform for 15 to 28 days then we have to wear same colour dress ,all the students are not rich to wear new dresses every day , so please chafe your decision

    • Anonymous says:

      You can wear the uniforms if you want to it’s a choice between uniform and non uniform

  4. Anonymous says:

    This rule should be followed soon .Uniforms given by the college is a low quality materials made clothes which doesn’t have double stitching and it gets shrinked by a month .Pu students should have some freedom in colleges because nowadays Pu colleges have become strict and treating the students like in Jail .I am also a Pu student and there is something called student rights so please be careful of this right, anytime there maybe strikes in the colleges.


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