DU Colleges are all set to receive additional seats this year. Hence, DU has decided to add 314 new undergraduate seats across its 63 affiliate colleges. Therefore, each college will receive 5 new seats approximately. It is a one time measure for the current times. Hence, those students who got registered in the online admission process but were not given admissions shall seek admissions now.
The candidates who were affected by the covid-19 pandemic or had financial constraints amidst the pandemic will be reconsidered. Hence, anyone who registered yet missed the admission procedure can apply now.
Statement of the DU Registrar on new seat allotments in DU Colleges:
Vikas Gupta, the DU registrar issued an official notification on Tuesday. He said that a request was made by the college principals and the members of the DU Executive Council, which is the highest decision-making organ of DU. However, the notification does not specify the actual cause of the re-admission of any student on the new additional seats.
Any student who has registered but didn’t take admission will be re-considered. However, the percentile of the candidate cannot be beyond 10 percent as for the last cut-off issued by DU colleges.
Concept of College-University Seats in DU Colleges:
The additional seats and admissions to them will fall under the category of College – University seat quota. The candidates will be selected as deemed fit by the respective DU colleges in the ratio of 3:2 as per instructions.
However, the admission process for the prevailing seats continues under the special drive for reserved categories. Hence, some teachers are considering this College – University seat concept as an illegal method of admission.
Manoj Sinha, Secretary of the Delhi University Principal Association (DUPA) welcomes the move. He says, “Colleges receive almost daily applications from students who failed to appear for online exams or pay the fees due to financial crisis amidst the pandemic.” Hence, the aftermath of the pandemic and the financial difficulties of the students made the Council take this decision.