The DTA (Delhi Teachers’ Association) wants to know how many seats have been given for admission in the reserved category vacant in colleges at the undergraduate level. For this, the teacher’s organization has sought information from Delhi University.
Teachers organization, Delhi Teachers Association (DTA), has written this letter to the Registrar of Delhi University, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Chairman of UGC, and Chairman of Parliamentary Committee for the welfare of SC / ST.
DTA said that before the special drive of filling undergraduate seats, the number of students in each college and course should be asked for. It also asked for a probe into the more number of admissions given to the general category students than the accepted number and the number of admissions given to the reserved category in lieu.
According to the Delhi Teachers Association, when these figures are available, the university should run special drives for reserved category seats lying vacant in colleges. The central government has made a provision to fill reserved seats. Till the quota is met, universities and colleges are required to fill these seats by running special drives, but colleges are not doing so. Every year reserved category seats remain vacant, but not filled.
Professor Hansraj, in charge of DTA and former member of the Council of Scholars, has written in a letter to the Registrar, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Parliamentary Committee, UGC that under the quota in various departments, colleges of Delhi University in the academic session 2020-21 (Under Graduate) seats were vacated in the colleges of the university of the students, the colleges were given a high cut-off and the exemption given to the students of reserved classes was given very little, otherwise, the seats would not remain vacant.
He said in his letter that every year, many seats in the reserved categories go empty in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, but the colleges do not reduce their cut-offs in a bid to fill these seats. Neither do they further the joining date nor do they reduce the cut-offs. As a result of which, many off-campus seats lie vacant.
DTA, in its letter, told the Vice-chancellor that the most pitiable state is of the reserved category seats in science courses. Very few students have taken admission into these courses, many have left their seats and went for engineering, medical, BTech, and other places. For those students who have canceled their admission, it is the duty of the college and the department to take the same number of admissions in its place.