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Female, reserved category students to get a boost during admission at DU

DU's admission panel wants colleges to give a 2% cutoff relaxation to women who qualify under OBC quota.

delhi Updated: Jan 15, 2018 23:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Officials said while reviewing the admission data, it was seen that more boys from the OBC category had applied to colleges.(Hindustan Times)

The Delhi University admission committee has recommended that colleges give a cutoff relaxation of up to two percentage points to female students who qualify for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota.

They will also be conducting a special drive in the Northeastern states to drive up scheduled caste admissions, and also be sending advisories to colleges about supporting the Person with Disability students in their colleges.

MK Pandit, the chairperson of the admission committee, said that while reviewing the admission data from the previous year, it was seen that more boys from the OBC category had applied to the university’s colleges. Although he did not have the exact figures, it appeared that there were around eight applications from OBC boys to every six applications from OBC girls.

“However, if the college already gives a 1% relaxation to female students, then they would give only an additional 1% advantage to the female OBC candidate, so that the total advantage is not more than 2%” said Pandit.

The admission committee will also be conducting a special drive in the Northeastern states, as even though 7% of the seats are reserved for scheduled tribe students, only 4-5% of the seats at DU are taken by students who fall in this category. This was mainly because there were not enough applicants from these categories, explained Pandit.

As a lot of the ST students come from Northeastern states, the committee will be creating a special cell for students from these states, and will also conduct a special drive in these states to drive up the number of ST applicants.

“We will also be sending advisories to all colleges to ensure that they are PwD friendly. Classes for such students should be held on the ground floor, and their restroom should also be on the ground floor,” said MK Pandit.

The committee will also be deploying central observers to all the collges to ensure that the constitutional provisions for SC, ST, OBC and PwD students are being complied with.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 23:39 IST