DU colleges to provide relaxation to girl students

DU colleges to provide relaxation to girl students

Some colleges will ease cut-offs on some courses

DU colleges to provide relaxation to girl students

Over twenty Delhi University colleges will provide 1 % relaxation to girl students during the undergraduate admission procedure. DU's admission committee on undergrad admissions told DH that the colleges, which sought concession for girl students, will be provided with 1 % concession.

 Until last year, DU colleges provided anything between 1 and 3 % relaxation in cut-offs to girl students. While some colleges will offer relaxation to girls in all courses, others will give concessions to select courses.

 According to a member of DU’s committee on undergrad admissions, Ramjas College is the only institution in North Campus to allow reservation to girl students this year.
Last year, the college offered three per cent reservation to girls in Hindi (Hons), Sanskrit (Hons) and Political Science (Hons).

 Committee members argue that relaxation of more than 1 % in few post graduate courses did nothing more than pushing the cut-off bar higher.

Over twenty colleges, including Satyawati College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shivaji College and Sri Venkateswara College and Ramjas College, have offered 1 per cent concession to girl students.

 Earlier, some colleges used to offer up to 5 % relaxation to girls in some courses.
The committee decided to cut down on reservation as

several college received more females than male students.

 “Most of the colleges asked for more than 1 % concession. But we found that in some colleges such concessions led to an extremely high number of female students,” a committee member said.

Mostly, off-campus co-ed colleges will offer relaxation to girl students this year, the member added.

 Online registration for 54,000 undergraduate seats in Delhi University will start from June 1.

The first cut-off list is expected on June 21 and the students are being excited.
 This year, applicants for sports and extra-curriculum activities will also have to be fill the centralised online form, unlike earlier when they had to apply to the individual colleges ahead.