Cut offs for reserved quota at delhi university increased making it difficult for the quota students to secure seats at Delhi university. Take for example, the final cut off list for the ST candidates of BA Programme at ARSD college increased this year from 68 % to 78% which is a drastic increase to consider. In LSR, the cut off list for eco(H) saw an increase in final percentage by 4% for the SC candidates.
If we look at the comparative analysis , we will configure than the final cut offs for reserved categories of 2017 and 2018 indicates any percentage less than 85% in the best four will put an OBC out of race , while anything less than 75% will put SC aspirant out.
In other colleges to consider for example, mirada house or LSR where till last year an aggregate of 84% was suffice for an OBC candidate to get in English(H), this year the percentage has increased to 91.5%. similarly, in Gargi college, there was an increase of 9% for an OBC candidate to get admission in english(H).
However, there is a relief for the ST candidates for taking admission in subjects like physics, economics or mathematics . vijay Kumar Verma, a member of the DU Admission Committerr said that as the marks scored in CBSE are increasing every year, it is imperative that the percentage requirement for reserved categories will rise too.
Last year, DU had released 11 cut off lists and organised two special drives for the selection of the reserved category students. This year , till now, Delhi Uninversity has released only 6 cut offs this year and is still muling over the seventh list. Also, it was only this year that the cut off lists were high for almost all courses for the reserved candidates.
As we know, there are about 57000 seats at undergraduate level across various colleges of DU. To consider , 28000 seats are reserved for the the quota categories, apart from the quota for the people with disabilities, sports and extra- curricular activities.