DU: SC-ST-OBC Students Cannot Take Admission in General Category

At the time of admission of OBC quota students, only OBC quota caste certificates made after 31 March 2021 are being accepted. If they do not have a caste certificate after 31st March 2021, then the college is taking affidavits from those students.

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The admission process for undergraduate courses at Delhi University is going on. In this, the students of SC-ST, OBC category cannot take admission in the general category seat. DU’s guidelines state that the college will admit students in the category under which they have applied. In such a situation, the Delhi Teachers Association (DTA) has demanded that the quota students be admitted to the general category if the marks of quota and general category students are equal.

Dr. Hansraj Suman, president of DU’s teacher’s organization Delhi Teachers Association (DTA), informed DU’s acting vice-chancellor, Prof. Has written a letter to Hansraj Suman. In the letter, he has demanded that the students of SC-ST and OBC quota should be admitted in the general category if they have equal marks with the students of general categories. He has told that in the new guidelines issued by the administration, it has been said that the college will admit the students in the category in which they have applied for admission.

He said that it has been said in the guidelines that a change of category is not allowed under any circumstances. This is contrary to the provisions of reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes in educational institutions as provided in the Constitution of India. Dr. Hansraj said that like the previous years, SC-ST, OBC students should be admitted in the general category if they have equal marks with the general category students.

Caste certificates of OBC students should be given relaxation of up to three years

At the time of admission of OBC quota students, only OBC quota caste certificates made after 31 March 2021 are being accepted. If they do not have a caste certificate after 31st March 2021, then the college is taking affidavits from those students. In the letter, he has demanded a relaxation of up to three years for the caste certificates of OBC students. Because due to the corona pandemic, students could not apply for the certificate.

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