Delhi University colleges has enhanced quota for Kashmiri migrants in all undergraduate courses, thanks to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry’s letter asking the university to do so.
The varsity’s committee on undergrad admissions approved 5 % ‘supernumerary’ quota for Kashmiri refugees in its meeting on Monday, R N Dubey, a committee member said.
He said it means all DU colleges will now be able to admit 5 % more students than their sanctioned strength in each course.
Until now, all varsity colleges reserved up to three seats for Kashmiri migrants – one each in arts, commerce and science streams.
Earlier on May 13, the ministry in its letter to DU Vice Chancellor said it received representations from a Noida resident and the All India Kashmiri Samiti seeking ‘concession’ for the wards of Kashmiri migrants.
The letter was also addressed to Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University.
Dubey said the Kasmiri refugees, registered either in Delhi or Jammu, will get up to 10 per cent relaxation in cut-offs during undergad admissions.
So far, DU had up to 5 per cent supernumerary quota each for foreign applicants and students applying under the sport/extra-curricular activities (ECA) quota.
Unlike the last year, all the minority colleges in DU will have to participate in the centralised registration process that begins on Saturday.
“St Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College will be free to have their separate admission rules, but like the last year they can’t invite registrations themselves,” the admission committee member told DH.
Sources say three Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)-run
colleges – Mata Sundari College for Women, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce – have also received the university’s nod to conduct their own admissions like Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College.
According to the Parminder Pal Singh, DSGMC spokesperson, the High Court granted minority status to the these colleges, but only the admission process kicked off last year.
DU will invite online registration for its undergraduate courses between May 28 and June 16, Dubey said.
The first cut-off will be issued a week after the registration process ends and it will be good, he added.