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Large number of vacant seats at DU may dip OBC cut-offs

Published On: 30 Jun 2012 | Last Updated On: 30 Jun 2012

OBC candidates seeking admission to bachelor degree courses in Delhi University (DU) have a reason to cheer up. Though admission to most popular courses such as BA (honours) economics, psychology, history, BCom (honours) or BSc (honours) mathematics and physics have been completed for general category through the second cut-off list declared on June 28, 2012, all programs are still open in most of the colleges for OBC candidates. Moreover, cut-offs are expected to go down further.

While there were less admission to OBC quota seats under the first cut-off list and many seats went vacant, college and university officials are assure that more admissions will be done through the following lists.

Admissions to sought-after courses such as BCom (honours) are open in Hans Raj, Kirori Mal, Daulat Ram, Hindu, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram, Gargi and Sri Venkateswara and many others with cut-offs lying in between 75% and 94%. Admissions to BA (honours) economic is also open in 32 colleges with cut-offs varying from 73%-93%.

There are a total of 54,000 seats at DU of which 27% are reserved for OBC students at undergraduate level. Till 2011, university gave a relaxation of 10% to OBC candidates from the general category final cut-off. However, after receiving directions from Supreme Court (SC), DU started giving 10% relaxation from the minimum eligibility criteria for OBC quota admissions. Though DU abided by the SC’s order after releasing its fourth cut-off list when the apex court gave its verdict, most of the colleges had completed their admissions by that time and seats went vacant.

While the OBC cut-off has nothing to do with the general category cut-off now, authorities express doubt over OBC seats going vacant this year. The OBC quota cut-offs may dip further and will not be related to general cut-offs anymore.

The university declared that all OBC students who scored minimum eligibility marks in qualifying exam or minimum eligibility marks in entrance exam are eligible for admissions as per the order of merit.

Source: Times of India

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