DU Seeks Special Admission Drive for EWS Category

The University of Delhi seeks a special admission drive for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category as seats from several colleges remain unfilled even after the seventh cut off.

The University of Delhi had completed admission across colleges under several categories by the end of the seventh cut off. However, there remains a good number of seats that are vacant under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category. Earlier, the University had also released 3 special cut offs for the admission of students who had not gotten in, in any of the colleges, under the term “special admission drive”. 

This year, the University had raised the number of seats under the EWS category from 10% to 15%. There were a significant number of seats that were left unfilled, despite the cut offs being reduced by a huge margin. 

List of seats filled and occupied in different colleges and courses (source: The Times of India)

As a result of this, the University had sought a special cut off list to be issued in favor of those students from the Economically Weaker Section category to get a chance to study in the Delhi University and to provide the promised benefits to those students. 

Several college administrations suggest that the initial high cut off that was set for the category as well as the inability to get the EWS certificates due to lockdown might have been one of the key reasons behind the fall in the number of seats filled under the category. 

The students undoubtedly deserve a chance and must so be provided to rule out any form of discrimination and to compensate for the initial high cut offs that restricted admission to so many.

Feature Image Credits: Financial Times

Vaishnavi Varier


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