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Bihar college bans jeans pants, leggings for girls


PATNA: A prominent women’s college in Bihar has banned use of jeans pants and leggings for girls in classrooms and asked them to attend classes only in “civilized dress”.

The girl students have been asked to attend classes in “salwar-kurta” and duppata (scarf).

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The order was issued by the Magadh Mahila College, a premier academic institution for women on Friday, located in Patna.

It also warned of dismissing students from the college if anyone was found violating the order. The new law comes into force from the very next week, to be more precise from August 16.

The order was issued after a girl student was found attending classes in hot-pant, according to reports in the local media.

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“The idea is aimed at enforcing discipline on the campus,” College principal Asha Singh told the media today.

Established in 1946, Magadh Mahila College under Patna University is the oldest Government College for girls in Bihar.

This is the first girls’ college in the state where teaching in science subjects started as early as 1947.

Presently it is imparting education to more than 3000 girl students in 32 degree and diploma courses in the faculty of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Pure Sciences, Commerce, Business Administration and Computer Applications at different levels, according to the College’s website.

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