JORHAT OPEN ITS DOOR FOR TRANSGENDER & ATHEIST
Jorhat College (Amalgamated) is the first Indian college to openly accept transgender and atheist students.
The July academic year admission forms will be the first in the region to have an option for transgender in the gender column. The form will also feature a column for one to express his religious inclination.
The college will also hold an orientation programme this year so that students and teachers can learn how to transgender students “feel comfortable”.
“As the matter is a sensitive one, orientation programme for students and teachers will be conducted in the college to create a friendly atmosphere on the campus to make the third gender students feel at ease.” college principal Devabrata Sharma told The press.
Last year, transgender Grace Banu was the first to secure admission in an engineering college, at the Alagappa Chettiyar College of Engineering and Technology. But even then, there was room for improvement. “I should be the first transgender in the whole of the country to secure admission in an engineering college but I could only manage to get an admission in a self- finance college.” Despite a 94% score on her diploma course an SC background, government colleges would not admit her.
Atheists are also not represented in Indian legislature they must take an oath on a religious book.
Recently in west bengal, a transgender has been appointed as Principal of a Government College. The decision was appreciated from all corner of the society.