A purported technical glitch in Delhi University’s online- only admission process this year has led to the university being alleged to have discriminated against several students from disadvantaged communities. The submission of application and payment of fees are some of the tasks that can be carried out online.
The norms state that if any ST, SC or OBC candidate has secured marks above the cut-off set for general category students, then he/she has to be treated as a general candidate and given admission in that category. However, several students from the Scheduled Castes, Schedules Tribes and Other Backward Classes were asked by some colleges of the university to seek admission under the reserved category even when they were eligible on the general merit list.
Some of the students have taken admission already while many students sought the help of the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA). The association’s office-bearers have met the Dean of student welfare, J.M. Khurana, who has assured them that he would look into the matter. “The admission is being managed by non-teaching staff because DUTA is boycotting admission work. There were some individual cases in some colleges. But we have sorted them out,” he said.
SOURCE: The Telegraph