Delhi University is deliberating the introduction of a system in the process of its undergraduate admission this year by which students of the reserved categories will be transferred automatically to the unreserved category if they meet the cut-off scores in successive lists. The University of Delhi is going to undertake this initiative in order to ensure social justice.
A member of the Standing Committee of the Academic Council, Rasal Singh, said that there was a meeting of the body on 2nd May 2019 in which a decision in this regard was passed.
He explained this method by giving an example of a student of the SC category with 80 percent marks in his/her best four. Let us say that the cut off marks for Hindi (honours) in the first list for the general category is 82 percent and for the SC category is 80 percent. In the first list, the SC category student will get admission in the SC category, but if the cut off for general category falls to 80 percent in the second list, the SC student will be automatically transferred to admission under the general category. Hence, the unreserved seat will open up again for admission.
Rasal Singh said that this formula will be applicable to all the reserved categories, including St, SC, OBC, and also the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) admissions this year. The provision was functioning in Kirori Mal College till the year 2017 and it does not exist in 95 percent colleges of DU.
The registration for Delhi University admissions will begin on 20th May 2019 tentatively and the first cut off list is expected to be out by 14th June 2019. The admission process is likely to see many changes this year, especially in the sports quota. The sports that are played in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and, Asian Games will be the ones that will be considered for sports trial.