Even a second list could not change the fate of OBC admissions. Delhi University again witnessed a dismal turnout for OBC seats in different colleges, on the first day of admissions on the basis of the second cutoff.
Hansraj College has till date admitted just eight students under the OBC quota. Dr. SR Arora, principal Hansraj College, said, “We are not getting students under the OBC quota. I also feel many students have not been able to obtain the mandatory certificates required under OBC quota.”
He added that students might also be waiting for a further and substantial decline in the cutoffs for seats under OBC quota. The maximum relaxation which a college can give under OBC quota is 10 percent. Daulat Ram has also just made eight OBC admissions against 94 seats till date.
Off campus colleges also were not able to fill their seats even after giving a significant relaxation in the second cutoff list. Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandit, principal, Rajdhani College, said, “Students are not coming at all. We had an excellent run otherwise but we have not been able to fill up OBC seats. The exclusion of the creamy layer might also be the reason behind the seats remaining empty.” The college has just managed to get two students under the quota till date.
All the permutations and combinations to bring in students have till turned fruitless for the colleges. Dr. Inderjeet, principal, College of Vocational Studies (CVS) said, “On the first day of the second cutoff list not a single student turned up. The reason behind this might be the difference in the percentage of students under this category is in two extremes. They are either very high so they are able to get seats under general category or they are so low even after relaxations students are not able to make the cut.”