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Colleges go whole hog to fill up OBC seats

delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2008 10:37 IST
Karan Choudhury

After everything else has failed to fill up the seats under OBC quota, many colleges have now decided to provide the maximum relaxation they can, which is 10 per cent.

Most of the colleges started off with minimum relaxations for OBC quota students starting from 0.25 per cent to a maximum of 2 per cent with exceptions like Ramjas College, which provided a five per cent relaxation in most of the courses. They also managed to fill up their seats early as well. But many other colleges suffered because of this decision as the seats just remained vacant. The situation did not change much after the second list came out as well. The percentage of relaxation was increased by 2-3 per cent. Still seats remained vacant in most of the courses in North, South and off-campus colleges.

Now many colleges have given a relaxation of 10 per cent to fill up their seats.

DN Gupta, admission in-charge at Hindu College, said, “We have given a 10 per cent relaxation in our English (H) and History (H) courses. We will further go down with the relaxations in other courses as well if we are unable to fill up the seats.”

There are other colleges as well who have not been able to fill up their seats in some of the popular courses. Hansraj College has also decided to give a relaxation of 10 per cent to get OBC students for their courses like B.Com (H) and Mathematics (H). Dr SR Arora, principal of Hansraj College, said, “Even after giving substantial relaxation in the third list we still have a few seats left in some courses. So we have decided to go all out and give the maximum relaxation possible.”

For the fourth cutoff list a few seats are left in almost all the colleges. Seats are still available for Sanskrit (H) in many colleges. In Gargi College, there are a few seats left in Chemistry (H), Botany (H) and Zoology (H). In Kalindi College a few seats are left for Political Science (H) and BA Programme with combinations in Computer Applications and Mathematics and Sanskrit with music.