The Forum of Academics for Social Justice has written to Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh of University of Delhi (DU) urging him to analyze admission data from the past five years to investigate the shortage of student enrollments under reserved categories before the admission will start this year. Process.
In a letter to Singh, Hansraj Suman, chairman of the forum and former member of the DU Academic Council, states that the colleges admit more students than sanctioned seats each year, while seats under reserved categories remain vacant.
“Before starting the admission process under ST, OBC and PWD (persons with disabilities) quotas, data from the past five years must be analyzed. This shows that universities of applied sciences have granted more admissions than the sanctioned places, while the reserved places are not filled. Each year, the seats of reserved categories remain vacant,” the letter said.
Suman claimed that 10 percent more admissions are made each year in DU colleges than the sanctioned seats and most colleges do not fill the reserved category seats on the elevated seats. Suman has urged Singh to set up a college monitoring committee to report on the lack of facilities in these institutions.
“The University of Delhi should form a monitoring committee for the colleges at its level. Only teachers of reserved classes may be held on this committee. The committee should visit these colleges and talk to the teachers/staff/students about their problems. Talk to those students about the problems they are facing and prepare a report on the lack of facilities in the colleges,” he said.
Notably, the DU vice-chancellor formed an eight-member committee last month to investigate the issue of SC/ST student enrollment shortages in the varsity. The committee is chaired by Dean of Student Welfare Pankaj Arora, while the Joint Dean of Student Welfare Gurpreet Singh has been appointed as the Member Secretary. “The Vice-Chancellor has formed a committee to investigate the issue related to the enrollment shortage of SC/ST students and to make a recommendation that the enrollment of SC/ST students at the University of Delhi should be immediately entrance,” the official notice had stated.
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