Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, better known as IP University, will reserve 85 per cent seats for Delhi students from this academic session in its affiliated institutions and departments. For outstation students, 15 per cent seats will be available.
It will also reintroduce the 10 per cent management quota in affiliated private institutions. The university offers 7,000 undergraduate seats. The quota for Delhi students and management quota in private institutions were discontinued last year following a Supreme Court order.
“The 15 per cent management quota will be applicable only on the private institutions affiliated to IP University. The 85 per cent quota for Delhi students, however, will be applicable on all affiliated institutions other than those run by the Central government,” said K. K. Aggarwal, vice-chancellor, IP University.
The decision will be a welcome relief for many Delhi students who fail to get into the college or course of their choice in Delhi University. Aggarwal said the respective quotas could not be applied last year because of a Supreme Court order that decreed that no such quota would be allowed unless the respective state governments enact their own legislation in the issue.
“We had all these quotas in place two years ago,” said Aggarwal. Delhi government sources, however, said the management quota would also be merit-based and not discretionary. Students would not just have to qualify the university’s entrance tests in the particular discipline, but their marks in the Class XII exams will also matter.
“Certain quarters will be miffed with the decision to keep out the discretion of the management in its quota. There has to be some merit in this, too. Normal category students just need to qualify the entrance test to gain admission. Management quota applicants need to qualify in the test but the final decision on their admission will depend on their Class XII marks so that a student who scores 60 per cent marks is not able to outpace a 90 per cent scorer,” said a government source.