Delhi University has turned down the proposal of several colleges to conduct admission of OBC students centrally on the grounds that the relaxed cut offs for the backward classes has to be decided by the institutes individually.
About seven colleges have approached DU Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental, requesting him to start conducting the admissions for OBC students centrally from this year to make the process more smooth.
At present, admissions for SC/ST candidates are being conducted by the university centrally, an arrangement under which the varsity allots students to colleges on ‘preference-cum-merit´ basis.
But admission of OBC students is conducted by individual colleges on the basis of relaxed cut-off marks. The colleges have said they asked for the new arrangement as the present system allows duplication of applications.
The university, however, said OBC admissions are being done by the colleges as the Supreme Court guidelines say that the candidates from this category should not be given a discount of more than 10 per cent from the general cut off.
“As the general cut offs are being decided by the colleges individually, the cut offs for the OBC have to be decided accordingly,” a DU official said.