No conversion of OBC seats to general category:DU

Withdrawing an earlier notification,which allowed conversion of OBC seats to general category,Delhi University on Thursday said no conversion of seats will be allowed and two more lists will be released to fill vacant quota seats.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2012 12:56 am

Withdrawing an earlier notification,which allowed conversion of OBC seats to general category,Delhi University on Thursday said no conversion of seats will be allowed and two more lists will be released to fill vacant quota seats.

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development had issued a directive to the university asking it to allot more time for admission to OBC seats.

“We are sensitive to the needs of students of the reserved category and to fill vacant OBC and general category seats,we will be issuing two more cut-off lists. The earlier circular on conversion of seats stands withdrawn,” said Dr J M Khurana,Dean of Students’ Welfare,Delhi University.

The admission window for the two new lists will be smaller — two days instead of the three-day window given for the first five cut-off lists.

The lists will be released on July 14 and 17,respectively. For the sixth list,admissions will be held on July 14 and July 16. For the seventh list,admissions will be held from July 17 to 18.

Regarding the seats left vacant after the sixth and seventh cut-off lists,the university said it will take a decision later.

The sixth cut-off will see colleges including Hindu College open for admissions for OBC students. At Hindu,14 seats are left in various courses after the fifth round of admissions.

“We will release a sixth cut-off list for courses like B Com (H),Economics (H),History (H) and Chemistry (H). We have admitted 241 OBC students to 205 seats so far. The college has over-admitted students under OBC quota in a few courses,” said Dr Pradyumn Kumar,Acting Principal of Hindu College.

At Venkateswara College,B Com Honours will be opened for general category and OBC students in the sixth list.

“We will be lowering the cut-offs considerably for OBC students and hope to close admissions in the sixth list,” said said Dr V C S Rao,the college spokesperson.

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