The government medical college campuses in Kerala are in turmoil with the issuance of a circular that has banned clothes like leggings and jeans for students while on campus. The circular also specifies that the students have to follow a dress code that requires girls to wear Salwar Kameez or Saree and boys to enter the campus in formal attire only. Girls have also been asked to keep their hair tied up and restrain from using chappals and “noisy ornaments”.
According to the officials, the dress code has also been made mandatory due the increasing conflicts between the students and bystanders who often mistake the students due to the absence of an over-coat and identity card.
Protesting this decision, Dr. Jinesh P, lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical College, Kottayam, had posted a message on his Facebook account along with the photograph of the circular.