Reservations & Relaxations

Reservation of Seats in college for SC/ST Candidates

22½ % of the total numbers of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes (15% for Scheduled Caste and 7½% 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.

The 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 removed, remedial classes for which may be arranged by utilizing grants that are available from University Grants Commission.

Relaxation to the extent of 5% in the minimum marks will be given to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes to determine their eligibility and merit for admission to the course 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 up all the reserved seats.(AC Resolution A88, 14.6.1983) (EC Resolution 157, 24121.2001).

Note: SC/ST students who get admission under open merit will not be included in the reserved quota i.e.22.5%.

Reservation of Seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC)

27% seats will be reserved for the candidates belonging to OBC.

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 certificate must mention non-creamy layer status of the candidate

The OBC candidates shall be given a relaxation of 10% in the minimum eligibility marks of the said course and in the admission entrance test 10% of the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for General Category candidates.

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

The College shall not refuse admission to any OBC candidate on the basis of medium of instruction. Any deficiency in the knowledge of any particular language should be removed, remedial classes for which may be arranged by utilizing grants that are available from University Grants Commission.

If the seats meant for OBC remain vacant on the last date for admission, the same will be filled up by other eligible candidate.

Note: The merit list for the general category seats will comprise of all the candidates in the order of merit. No one will be excluded from the same. In other words, it will also include SC/ST/OBC candidates. If they come in general merit. The candidate cannot be excluded from the general category merit list just because he belongs to SC/ST/OBC. Such a candidate is entitled to be considered under the general category, as well as under the reserved category. Admission to open category seats will be strictly in the order of merit without excluding SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Reservation of Seats for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

Three percent, (3%) seats in all undergraduate and postgraduate institutions (including professional and technical institutions) will be reserved for candidates having minimum 40% physical disabilities.

Reservation for Armed Forces

5% of the seats in each course have to be offered to the Children/Widows/Wives of Officers and Men of the Armed Forces including Para-Military Personnel, in the order of preference given below. Such candidates will be required to get their names registered at Room No. 218, II Floor, New Administrative Block, North Campus,University of Delhi (between June 5, 2015 to June 15, 2015 from 10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M. excluding Sundays).

    1. Widows/Wards of Defence personnel killed in action;
    2. Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action;
    3. Widows/Wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;
    4. Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to military service;
    5. Wards of Ex-servicemen personnel and serving personnel including police personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards;

(Above categories are also applicable for Para military personnel);

Relaxation to the extent of 5% in the minimum marks in the aggregate or in the subject, as the case may be, will be given to the candidates of the above mentioned categories while determining their eligibility to the course concerned.

For purpose of registration, the candidates are required to submit their applications on a prescribed form available at the Registration Centre, along with two self-attested Photostat copies as well as the originals of the required certificates which will be returned to them after endorsement on the reverse of the original certificates.

Sports/ECA Quota

It is mandatory for all the Colleges to provide sports facilities and encourage all students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities by introducing inter-class competitions and mass sports.

The existing provision of not more than 5% sports and ECA quota (subject- wise) be continued. The Colleges should be free to decide the actual number of seats to be filled on sports basis (not more than 5%) keeping in view the facilities available, requirement of the College and other relevant factors.

The guidelines for admissions under Sports/ECA categories will be carried out as per notifications No. Aca.I/Sports/2012/82 dated 18.05.2012 and Aca. I/82/ECA/2012/163 dated 5 June, 2012 respectively

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