Will DU colleges fill OBC seats this time?
New Delhi: Several colleges of Delhi
University, which are yet to fill up their OBC quota, further
pulled down their cut offs in a number of courses on Thursday, in an
attempt to attract students of the reserved category.
The fresh cut-off list, the ninth in number for the OBC
category students, shows that seats are still lying vacant in
several colleges despite the university putting an end to the
rule that OBC students require to score within 10 per cent of
the cut-off marks for the general category.
Some colleges have lowered the required percentages below
70 per cent even for courses like B Com (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.
However, it is yet to be seen if the effort will make
sure that all seats laid down for the reserved category are in
fact taken up by the candidates over the next two days of
Some colleges reported lukewarm response after an eighth
list was brought out on Tuesday.
The fresh list shows seats are still available for OBC
candidates in selective courses in colleges like Hansraj, Lady
Shri Ram, Ramjas, Kamla Nehru, Miranda House, among others.
However, as far as Science courses are concerned, the
availability of seats was not as wide.
With colleges failing to fill up their mandated 27 per
cent OBC quota, the university had ordered colleges to lower
the cut-off marks for the category and not convert any of the
reserved seats to general category.
The last two lists came even after classes have begun for
the academic season in the semester mode.
Until last year, if seats reserved for OBC candidates had
remained vacant, they were transferred to general category
students, a process completely stopped this year.
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