Delhi University colleges may soon have to do a complete re-think on admissions to seats reserved for the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and the other backward classes.
According to a directive from the ministry of human resource development, the colleges will have to maintain their admissions for the categories on a par with the actual intake and not their officially sanctioned strengths.
This, the colleges worry, will put pressure on the infrastructure because of the significant over-admissions under the general category.
For instance, if a college has admitted 100 students under the general category instead of the sanctioned strength of 50, the SC, ST and OBC quotas have to be maintained at 15%, 7.5% and 27% of 100, and not 50.
“Admissions at almost all colleges are over. This kind of an order is likely to upset the entire procedure,” said Deepak Malhotra, the chairperson of DU’s high powered committee on admissions.
DU officials have, however, said the varsity can do little because the directive had come from the ministry.