Admission Season

DUSU alleges discrepancies in OBC/EWS admissions; DU admin calls it political propaganda

The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has alleged serious discrepancies in the ongoing admission process of the Delhi University (DU). 

The students’ union led by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad alleged on Saturday that certain colleges affiliated to DU are denying admission to the students of OBC/EWS quotas who have failed to provide the latest documents supporting their claim to quotas.

“Despite issuing the guidelines which state that applicants availing OBC/EWS quota can give an undertaking supporting their old certificates of OBC/EWS, the colleges have turned down many applicants. Some students could not produce their latest documents supporting their quota due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

said Shivangi Kharwal, joint secretary of DUSU.

The ABVP and the officials of the students’ union jointly held a protest on Saturday against the university’s administration for the alleged discrepancies. The DUSU office bearers have stated that several students facing these issues had approached them via the helpline number issued by DUSU.

The Delhi University administration has strongly condemned this allegation levelled by the DUSU.

“We are for the welfare of the students and have nothing against the applicants of OBC and EWS categories. This is just an attempt to malign the university’s image only to score a few political points. This is a false narrative propagated by people with political ambitions”

Shobha Bagai, dean of admissions, said.

“It’s DU’s policy that both OBC and EWS certificates should not be older than March 31, 2020. We have conveyed this in June only. However, some students could not produce these documents till the time of admission. We have also allowed them to give an undertaking and take 15 days’ time to furnish the latest ones.”

she clarified.

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