Night curfew time for female students in professional colleges in Kerala

Kottayam Medical College: File Photo

In a great boost for women’s rights and gender equality, the ladies’ hostel of the Kottayam Medical College has scrapped the entry time limit allowing the female students to enter the hostel at any time. However, the situation remains the same at many professional colleges in Kerala with night curfews and strict entry time limits. In most hostels, students will not be allowed to enter the hostel premises once the curfew begins. There are hostels where the entry time has been restricted to 6 pm.

Interestingly, an entry time limit hasn’t been set at the women’s hostel of the Central University of Kerala in Periya, Kasaragod. However, the female students at Kannur Pariyaram Medical College have to return to their hostels before 10 pm. Even though there aren’t any restrictions for entry at the women’s hostels in Kozhikode Indian Institute of Management, the gates of the hostels of Kozhikode Government Medical College and National Institute of Technology would be locked at 9.30 pm. Meanwhile, the curfew begins at 9 pm at Manjeri Medical College.

At Palakkad Government Medical College, the first-year students should enter the hostel premises before 7 pm while the rest of the students can stay out until 9 pm. It is 9 pm at the hostel in Palakkad Indian Institute of Technology. Meanwhile, the entry time at the hostel in Thrissur Medical College is 9 pm; and 10 pm at Ernakulam government medical college. Students won’t be allowed to enter the hostel at the Cochin University of Science and Technology after 9.30 pm.

However, the curfew begins at 11 pm in the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) campus. The entry time at the hostels in Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies has been restricted at 6 pm. The entry time at Tirumala Devaswom Medical College, Alappuzha is 10 pm while it is 11 pm at the women’s hostel in Parippally Government Medical College. 

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