Confusion prevailed among students at the ‘Open Day’ organised at Delhi University’s Rajdhani College on Friday, as a professor announced that there will be no separate cut-offs for candidates belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS). The professor’s remark came a few days after the varsity had said there will be separate cut-offs for the category.
This year, DU increased the seats for EWS students by 10%, which means a rise of close to 6,000 seats, taking the total number of seats for undergraduate courses to 62,000. On the day the admissions were announced, Rajeev Gupta, dean of students’ welfare, had said there will be separate cut-offs for the category.
However, on Friday, at the Open Day at Rajdhani College, Dr Sangeeta D Gadre, a professor of Kirori Mal College said, “There will not be separate cut-offs for EWS students and they will have the same eligibility criteria as students from the unreserved category.” She also cited the admission bulletin, which said, “Eligibility Criteria for merit-based admissions under the EWS category shall be identical to that of unreserved category.” Gadre said EWS students are only entitled to fee concession.