Due to the coronavirus situation, the admission process of Delhi University started late last year and the process concluded in early January. While the brunt of which is being endured by students. Due to a delay in the admission process, the students were denied the opportunity of applying for several scholarships. In this regard, DU Law Faculty students also wrote a letter to Delhi University Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi and the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The letter stated that UGC offers various scholarships to northeast students and also to students belonging to reserved categories through its National Scholarship Portal (NSP Portal). However, due to the delay in the admission process of DU, students could not apply for scholarships on the NSP portal.
The last date for applying for the scholarship was 20th January while many students failed to apply for it before the deadline. Therefore, Delhi University students are demanding that they should be given a chance and the application process should be restarted. Because as per the NSP portal norms, if a student does not apply for the scholarship in the first year, then he/she cannot apply for it in the coming years.
Notification on EWS Quota
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notification to the Registrar of Delhi University and DU Acting Vice-Chancellor seeking information regarding admission of students belonging to the EWS category in the Faculty of Law. Some students had registered complaints in UGC that the Faculty of Law is the only department that did not increase the 10% of its seats under the EWS category as asked by DU. Delhi University had increased the number of seats under the EWS category by 15% in 2019 and by 10% in 2020. However, the college did not increase its seats and as a result over 172 seats were withdrawn without a reason.
Permission of Delhi University will be required to stage protest
DU has forbidden any protest demonstration near gate number 1, 2, 3, or 4 of the University. The use of drums and loudspeakers will also be restricted. There will be an area assigned near the art faculty for the performance. However, permission to stage the protest shall be taken before 24 hours and students will further be required to state the reason explaining why the protest is being done. Furthermore, they will even have to state the duration and the number of people participating in the protest.