Wednesday, July 6, 2011

[ZESTCaste] 'Separate cut-off for SC/ST students at DU'

'Separate cut-off for SC/ST students at DU'
By: Vatsala Shrangi Date: 2011-07-04 Place: Delhi

Teachers' association demands decentralising of admissions

The north campus of DU.
Though Delhi University admissions are nearing end, DU SC/ST teachers
association have demanded decentralised admissions for the category.
They complained that there are only 15 to 7.5 per cent seats reserved
for SC/ST students and the colleges have closed admissions for the
students. However, the OBC students can get admission if they qualify
on the basis of fourth and fifth cut-off lists.

The association will put forth its demand in the Academic Council (AC)
meetings for giving free choice to SC/ST candidates. Prof. Dhani Ram,
president, SC/ST Teachers Association, said: "We had written a letter
to the university stating the grievances of the ST/SC students. They
have not replied yet because they don't want to address the problems
of a particular category."

Vishal Kashyap, a student who applied under the ST/SC category this
year, said: "I wanted to take up B Com (H) in Khalsa College. I have
secured 76 per cent in the boards and it was my dream to study here.
But I was offered B Com (pass) course in Motilal Nehru College (Eve)."

No time
"The ST/SC students are issued a slip where they are allotted their
course and college and 3-4 days are given for procuring admission
there. There are students who come from outside and if they miss the
deadline, they are not granted admission. I receive 5-10 calls every
day from students seeking regarding this. I think the varsity should
at least relax the deadlines for outstation students," said Prof. G S
Chilana, Grievance Cell member of Ramjas College.

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