Thursday, June 9, 2011

DU to colleges: Bring down OBC cut-offs

Cut-offs for OBC students to be reduced in proportion to the reduction in cut-offs for the General category
Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh on Wednesday asked all principals of Delhi University (DU) colleges to ensure that candidates from Other Backward Classes get the “maximum relaxation” when it comes to cut-offs.
During the meeting, which took place at the Viceregal Lodge, Singh also assured them that DU will start teaching all its courses in the semester mode from the next academic session. The V-C has assured that the syllabi for all courses — including BA (Hons) History — will be ready in 14 days.
The university reserves 27 per cent of its seats for OBC candidates. Colleges publish the cut-offs for OBC candidates along with that for unreserved category students. The difference between the cut-off marks for unreserved and OBC category cannot be more than 10 per cent.
Singh has now instructed that colleges reduce the OBC cut-offs up to 10 per cent before closing admissions. His observation comes from an observation made in 2010, when some colleges did not maintain a difference of 10 per cent and closed admissions even though they had vacant OBC seats.
The V-C also asked the principals to apply the relaxation when offering vacant OBC seats to unreserved category candidates.
After all the cut-off lists are published, colleges will be allowed to grant OBC seats to all candidates. This year, the notification will be made on July 15, and admissions to these converted seats will go on till July 23.

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