While the admission process has changed significantly for the general category and other backward classes (OBC) students, pre-admission forms will be the norm for those applying under other reserved categories such as Scheduled Castes/ Tribes, Kashmiri Migrants, Physically Handicapped and Armed Forces.
These forms will be available from May 28 and are expected to be available at four centres — Arts Faculty in the North Campus, Shyam Lal College in Shahdara, Rajdhani College in Raja Garden and Delhi University South Campus.
While the largest number of seats in the reserved category quota are available in the OBC quota, its admission process is the same as that for the general category.
Those looking for admission under this category will not have to fill any pre-admission forms.
Their cut-off will be declared along with that of the general category students. The difference between the cut-off for general category students and OBC students can not be more than 10%.
Last year, many colleges were forced to convert the seats for OBC students into those for general category students as the number of applicants with high percentages were less.
Many college principals felt that the 10% difference was too high.
The university offers more than 27,000 seats for OBC students, more than 12,000 for SC/ST students and has around 1,600 seats for physically handicapped students.
While seats under the SC/ST category are filled easily in most colleges, problems are faced in filling seats for the remaining two categories.
University officials will check the caste certificates of all SC/ST, Kashmiri migrant and physically handicapped students at the time of registration. Cut off list 2010
It is important that these certificates are in the name of the applicant and not in the name of their parents.
Admission to any course or college in DU is subject to verification of these certificates. Getting certificates made with through agents should be avoided as many of these turn out to be fake. The university officials had, last year, caught more than 80 students with forged certificates.
Students belonging to reserved categories— Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes/ Physically Handicapped/ Armed Forces/ Kashmiri migrants — have to fill pre-admission registration forms.
These forms are expected to be available at the Arts Faculty in the North Campus, Shyam Lal College at Shahdara, Rajdhani College at Raja Garden and Delhi University’s South Campus from May 28.
All certificates — eg caste or handicap — have to be in the name of the applicant. Certificates made through agents are not reliable. Last year, the university officials caught over 80 students with forged certificates.