With the Centre reserving seats for EWS students for the first time in Delhi University, The Indian Express speaks to seven college-goers who took admission under this category about navigating the campus and a new city.
The proposal, once approved, will make access to school education free for EWS category students in private schools. It will be implemented across the country; however, the proposal is still in draft mode.
Over 15,000 students admitted in supernumerary seats created for EWS students in JNU this year. Officials converting community centres into dormitories to accommodate outstation students, several awaiting allotment. Two new hostels to come up at the campus for upcoming batches.
Ever since the 10 per cent reservation for EWS was announced by the Centre, Opposition parties, including the DMK in Tamil Nadu, have been opposing it, arguing that reservation is not a "poverty alleviation programme".
The notification was issued on July 9, six days after the Mamata Banerjee government announced 10 per cent reservation in the government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category.
An office memorandum issued by state Director of Social Welfare Parag Nagarcekar on Friday directed all the
departments, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies to modify the existing parameters to provide reservation for the EWS.
DU admissions 2019: In order to get an Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota certificate, a candidate from the general category must fulfill certain conditions relating to annual family income and land holding.