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It has been decided by the Delhi University to implement uniform relaxation criterion i.e. giving one per cent relief in the cut-off throughout the 26 co-ed colleges for female candidates seeking admissions in undergraduate courses from this academic session of 2019 onwards. The colleges offered 1% to 4 % relaxation to women candidates in the cut-off in the previous years. “The committee wanted to have a uniform policy in all aspects of the admission process. It was then decided to fix the relaxation to be given to the women candidates.” as reported by Rajeev Gupta, chairperson of the University’s admission committee. 

26 colleges including Ramjas College, Sri Venkateswara College, Aryabhatta College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College will reportedly offer 1% relaxation to women candidates. In almost all courses this relaxation will be applicable. Most of these colleges were offering 2% to 3 % relaxation to female candidates till last year. It’ll be easier for the students seeking admissions to DU colleges since there will be uniformity and they won’t get confused in the process. 

It was reported by a member of the admission committee that the relief was reduced to 1% for the female candidates after the demands raised by several colleges . This was done because there are already many women colleges in DU which gives the female candidates an additional privilege over males. Principals added in their support to the “uniformity” by saying it will make the admission process smoother and more easier by taking off all the hurdles that students have to cross.

“I was hoping to get a north campus college because of the relaxation. Now, the relaxation has been brought down to just 1% in the cut-off. I think I will miss a North Campus college now,” reported Sanya Singh, 18, a resident of Rohini.

“Though the uniformity is good, but the relaxation can be made flexible for the colleges located in far flung areas because most of them have very imbalanced sex ratio,” Tanvir Aeijaiz of Ramjas College reported .