Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has alleged significant disparities in the ongoing Delhi University admission process.
On Saturday, DUSU alleged that some colleges affiliated with Delhi University are refuting admission to students belonging to OBC/EWS categories who have failed to provide the recent documents certifying their quotas.
Shivangi Kharwal, Joint Secretary of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) said that despite issuing the guidelines which state that the students applying for OBC/EWS certificate can give an undertaking supporting their old OBC/EWS certificates, however, various DU colleges have turned down many applications.
She added that some DU aspirants could not provide their latest OBC/EWS certificates due to coronavirus pandemic. However, DU colleges are instructed to accept their quota certificates with an undertaking that grants the applicants 15 days to submit their latest documents. Besides, the nodal officers appointed by the University to resolve the admission queries were unresponsive when the aspirants tried to reach them.
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DUSU office-bearers said some students seeking admission to the DU Colleges and facing such issues reached them through the DUSU helpline number.
The University has appointed over 67 nodal officers to address the admission queries of the students at the time of admission.
On Sunday Delhi University Students Union held a protest against the DU administration for the alleged discrepancies. However, the DU administration said that erroneous propaganda is being put up to politicize the issue.
Shobha Bagai, Dean of Admission said that they are working for the welfare of the students and have nothing against the OBC and EWS category students. This allegation is just an attempt to slender Delhi University’s image to gain a few political junctures.
It is the University of Delhi’s policy that both EWS and OBC category students’ certificates should not be older than 31st March 2020. This policy was conveyed in June itself to DU aspirants. However, many students have not yet obtained the latest documents, and thus the University has introduced an option to submit an undertaking and take 15 days to submit the latest certificate.