Delhi University colleges refuse to admit students from Kerala even after allotment

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New Delhi: Students from Kerala have alleged discrimination against them in the admissions to the BCom course of Delhi University (DU). DU authorities have reportedly denied admissions for many students who had studied Commerce under the Kerala Higher Secondary Board.

These students faced the problem when attempting to submit fees for the course after getting allotment in colleges based on their score in Common University Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or CUET (UG), which is the national-level entrance test for undergraduate admissions.

According to the students, the colleges had rejected the applications saying that the two options for Commerce in Plus-Two (Class 12) in Kerala – Accountancy with Computer Application and Accountancy with Statistics – were not equivalent to DU’s Accountancy.

The students said that they were informed about the matter only now. Currently, with the final stage of admission such as certificate verification taking place, the students from Kerala could not join the colleges during the first-round allotment.

During the second-round allotment, only seats vacant after the first round would be available. Moreover, students would be allotted seats in their higher options. This could deprive most of the applicants from Kerala an opportunity to study BCom in DU this year.

Incidentally, a similar situation had emerged two years ago. At that time, the Kerala Government intervened in the matter and the Joint Director of General Education Department issued a notice attesting the equivalency, following which the students from Kerala were allowed to join DU.

Meanwhile, DU will publish details of the undergraduate seats vacant after the first allotment on Monday. The deadline to pay fees by those who were allotted seats in the first allotment was Sunday. DU will publish the results of the second allotment on Thursday (August 10).

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