Reservations & Relaxations

Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates

  • 22.5% of the total numbers of seats is reserved for Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (15% for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, interchangeable if necessary).
  • It is a statutory obligation on the part of Colleges to fill all seats reserved for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe Candidates.
  • Colleges shall not refuse admission to any SC/ST Candidate on the basis of medium of instruction. Any deficiency in the knowledge of any particular language should be ad- dressed; for this purpose remedial classes may be arranged by the College by utilizing grants available from University Grants Commission.
  • Relaxation to the extent of 5% in the minimum marks shall be given to the Candidates be- longing to SC and ST category to determine their eligibility and merit for admission to the program concerned.
  • In case, after giving 5% relaxation, the reserved seats still remain vacant, further relaxation would be given to the extent required in order to fill all the reserved seats. (AC Resolution A88, 14.6.1983) (EC Resolution 157, 24.12.2001). It is obligatory for all Colleges/Departments to fill all the seats reserved for SC/ST Candidates. Minimum Eligibility in these cases is pass percentage.

The following are empowered to issue the requisite SC/ST certificate:

  1. District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Addl. Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ 1st class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ SubDivisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
  2. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate.
  3. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
  4. Sub- Divisional Officer of the area where the Candidate and/ or his family normally resides.
  5. Administrator/ Secretary to the Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands).

The Candidate must note that the SC/ ST Certificate from any other person/ authority shall not be accepted in any case. If the Candidate happens to belong to SC or ST, Candidate’s caste/ tribe must be listed in the appropriate Govt. of India Schedule.

The Caste Certificate should clearly state: (a) Name of his/ her caste/ tribe (b) whether candidate belongs to SC or ST (c) District and the State or Union Territory of Candidate’s usual place of residence, and (d) the appropriate Govt. of India Schedule under which his/ her caste/ tribe is approved as SC or ST. 38.

If the Candidate does not have their SC or ST caste/tribe certificate at the time of registration/applying, they may upload the acknowledgement slip of the SC or ST caste/tribe certificate application.

However, at the time of admission, the Candidate will have to produce the valid original SC or ST caste/tribe certificate. However, if an SC/ST Candidate seeks admission under some other category (for example: PwBD/Employee Ward, etc.) the Candidate should satisfy the minimum eligibility requirement for that particular category.

Note: SC/ST Candidates who get admission under open merit (unreserved) shall not be included in the reserved quota, i.e. 22.5% (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST).

Reservation of Seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC, Non-Creamy Layer, Central List)

27% seats will be reserved for the Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes(OBC) (non-creamy layer, central list).

At the time of giving admission to an OBC Candidate, the College will ensure that the caste is included in the Central List of OBC (the OBC status is to be determined on the basis of the Central (Govt. of India) List of OBCs notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the recommendations of the National Commission for Backward Classes (available at the website http://ncbc.nic.in/ backward classes/index.html.)

The certificate must mention non-creamy layer status of the Candidate (Non-creamy layer status issued by an authority mentioned in DOPT Office Memorandum no. 36012/22/93- Estt. (SCT) dated 15.11.1993).

The OBC Candidates who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose caste appears in the Central List of the OBCs only, shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC category (Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of ‘non-creamy layer’ status of the Candidates as per DOPT Office Memorandum No. 36036/2/2013-Estt. (Res- I) dated 31 March 2016). The validity of the non-creamy layer certificate shall be for the financial year 2021-2022 (for Assessment year ending on March 31, 2021), issued on or after 31st March, 2021.

If the Candidate does not have the OBC non-creamy layer certificate of the latest financial year 2021-2022 at the time of registration, the Candidate may upload the previously issued (older) OBC non-creamy layer certificate or the acknowledgement slip of OBC non-creamy layer certificate application. However, at the time of admission, the Candidate must produce the recent financial year’s (2021-22) OBC non-creamy layer certificate, issued by the same competent authority. This additional certificate must have reference of the Candidate’s already issued original caste certificate.

The OBC Candidates shall be given a relaxation of 10% in the minimum eligibility marks of the 39 said program and for the admission entrance test a relaxation of 10% ofthe mini- mum eligibility marks prescribed for General/UR Category Candidates. For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a program is 40% for the UR Category Candidates, the minimum eligibility for the OBC category will be 36% (i.e. 40% minus 10% of 40%).

It is a statutory obligation on the part of Colleges to fill all the seats reserved for OBC Candidates.

Reservation policy for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

As per the University of Delhi notifications (Reference No. Aca. I / Reservation of EWSs / 2019/ 63 Dated 28th March 2019 and Reference No. Aca. I / Reservation of EWSs / 2019 /101 Dated 15th May 2019), for the reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) Category, the University Departments / Centres / Colleges have reserved 10% seats for admission for the same in the Academic Year 2021-22.The eligibility of such Candidates will be decided on the basis of fulfilling criteria prescribed in the above notifications, and subject to submission of documents, issued by the competent authority, in the format provided in Appendix IV of University of Delhi UG admission bulletin.

Disclaimer

  1. No further extension/relaxation for submitting the required certificate will be given under any circumstances.
  2. If the applicant by oversight or mistake or otherwise for any other reason is admitted without recent finance year’s (2021-22) OBC non-creamy layer certificate, the university/department reserves the right to cancel the admission without prior notice and without any liability.

Reservation of Seats for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

As per the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, not less than five percent (5%) seats are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. “Person with benchmark disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms,as certified by the certifying authority. It may be noted that the erstwhile Persons with Disability Act, 1995, under which reservation for Persons with Disabilities in admissions was provided earlier has now been repealed.

PwBD Candidates shall be given a relaxation in the program-specific eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the admission entrance test to the extent of 5%, till seats are filled. For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a program is 40% for the UR Category applicants, the minimum eligibility for the PwBD category will be 38% (i.e. 40% minus 5% of 38%).

The following specified categories of disabilities as mentioned in the Schedule to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 [See clause (zc) of section 2 of Act of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016] are eligible to get the benefit of the said reservation.

Note:For more details check clause 5.1 and 5.1.1 of University of Delhi UG admission bulletin.

Reservation for Children/Widows of Personnel of the Armed Forces (CW)

  1. Five percent (5%) of seats are reserved for Candidates under this category, program-wise in all colleges.
  2. All such Candidates have to upload the Educational Concession certificate (as per the format provided in Appendix VI) to be issued by any of the following authorities on the proper letterhead:
    1. Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, Delhi.
    2. Secretary, Rajya Zila Sainik Board.
    3. Officer-in-Charge, Record Office.
    4. 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate.
    5. Ministry of Home Affairs (For Police Personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards)

    No other format shall be permissible. Proofs of the CW category in the form of ID card of parent or dependent, Medical card, Ration card, CSD card, etc. are not admissible in lieu of certificate in correct format. The priority must be clearly mentioned in the certificate. Certificates that do not mention the relevant priority will not be considered.

    Priority I: Widows/Wards of Defence personnel killed in action;
    Priority II: Wards of Defence Personnel disabled in action and boarded out from service with disability attributable to military service;
    Priority III: Widows/Wards of Defence Personnel who died while in service with death attributable to military service;
    Priority IV: Wards of Defence Personnel disabled in service and boarded out with disability attributable to military service;
    Priority V: Wards of Ex-servicemen and Serving personnel, including personnel of police forces who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards;
    1. ParamVir Chakra
    2. Ashok Chakra
    3. MahaVir Chakra
    4. Kirti Chakra
    5. Vir Chakra
    6. Shaurya Chakra
    7. President’s Police Medal for Gallantry/President Gallantry Medal for the fire services personnel
    8. Sena Medal (Gallantry), Nau Sena Medal (Gallantry), Vayu Sena Medal( Gallantry)
    9. Mention-in-Despatches
    10. Police Medal for Gallantry/Gallantry Medal for fire services
    Priority VI: Wards of Ex-Servicemen.
    Priority VII: Wives of:
    1. Defence personnel disabled in action and boarded out from service.
    2. Defence personnel disabled in service and boarded out with disability attributable to military service.
    3. Ex-servicemen and serving personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards.

    Priority VIII: Wards of Serving Personnel
    Priority IX: Wives of Serving Personnel