Delhi University has given its colleges time till Wednesday to fill vacant seats earmarked for general category students. The announcement come after reports that seats reserved for various categories, including disabled students, remain unfilled at most colleges.
The university plans to invite fresh applications for the vacant seats in the reserved categories, but admissions to the general category seats will be closed if they are not filled by Wednesday.
Some vacant seats are in sought-after courses such as economics and commerce. And this in a year that saw an unprecedented clamour for seats at the varsity.
For the general category, filling the seats was not a problem earlier. It was only students started withdrawing from courses that the admissions reopened. The 10th list has seen admissions open in Kirori Mal College, Dyal Singh College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Sri Venkateswara College.
"DU had told colleges at the beginning itself that the last day of admissions is July 31. The varsity has to fill the seats in the reserved categories in accordance with a Supreme Court order and we can expect the university to come out with a notification for fresh applications under these categories but any remaining general category seats will not be filled," said a senior university official.
Registrar Alka Sharma also confirmed that a notification for reserved categories can be expected soon.
While a number of colleges failed to fill the seats in the reserved category as usual, the general category seats in a number of colleges were vacated after the results of other competitive results came out.
A number of high-scoring applicants who take admission in economics or commerce do so only as a back-up option. Many of them leave after the engineering entrance results are declared. More colleges see withdrawals after the counselling process for engineering admissions is completed.