The MoU pertains to the release of funds by the government to varsities, wherein the universities have to state their ways of fund generation, such as fee hike, and the loan they wish to take from the Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA).
Autonomy, as per the UGC, is meant to allow greater academic and administrative freedom to colleges. With autonomy, colleges would not be constituents of DU, and can decide on matters of fee and syllabus.
On Wednesday, as the Supreme Court gave its verdict, and the elected government expressed hope to fast-track recruitment and promotions, teachers in government schools and parents said there seemed to be hope on the horizon.
Minor glitches were reported on Thursday as well, with colleges extending the time for admission till 3.30 pm.
Ramjas College witnessed a massive rush, with students and parents having to wait for long hours.
Last year, 12 students from one of the two institutions — Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Gurukulam — got admissions in colleges under Delhi University for the first time, sparking a buzz back home.
Problems were also faced by students regarding OBC certificates. One, issued in March 2018, was turned away at a renowned college. This was because the university has said colleges can accept OBC non-creamy layer certificates issued only after April 2018.
DU reserves 27% seats for OBC category applicants (non-creamy layer, central list). Colleges have to ensure that a student’s caste is included in the OBC central list as well as the list notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.