New Delhi: After failing to fill up the OBC
quota despite substantially lowering the cut-off marks, Delhi
University on Wednesday asked its colleges to give a relaxation of 10
per cent in the minimum eligibility conditions to students of
the reserved category.
The minimum eligibility criteria refers to the minimum
marks required for applying for a particular course.
In a notification issued today, the University said
colleges would be required to announce another cut-off -- the
10th for this season -- by lowering the cut-offs to the extent
required so as to fill OBC seats in various courses.
"All OBC students are to be given a relaxation of 10 per
cent in the minimum eligibility conditions prescribed by the
University and also in the additional eligibility conditions
prescribed by the colleges with respect to various courses,"
the University said in its missive to all colleges.
The move came after the varsity`s efforts to fill up its
OBC seats by announcing additional cut-off lists did not
produce the desired results.
The University had earlier asked colleges to do away with
the requirement that OBC students should score within 10 per
cent of the cut-offs fixed for general students. But even
after this, a major chunk of OBC seats remained unfilled.
Some colleges had lowered the required percentages below
70 per cent even for courses like BCom(H) and Eco(H), while
the cut-off for seeking admissions to BA(Prog) has been
brought down to as low as 40 per cent in a couple of courses.
The fresh cut-off list will be announced tomorrow and
admissions for it will be made on the following two days.
The Supreme Court is also hearing petitions seeking
uniformity in the criteria for OBC admissions to central