DU: Over 5,000 seats lying vacant, teachers allege intransparency in admission process

Delhi University. (Photo:en.wikipedia.org)
Delhi University: IANS/en.wikipedia.org

New Delhi: Over 5,000 degree seats are lying vacant in 60 colleges under the Delhi University (DU) after the completion of the fourth round of seat allotment.

Admission to 71,000 seats in 80 colleges under the university is being held on the basis of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET).

Protests have emerged from different quarters, including teachers, against this situation.

As per the table published by the DU the other day, a total of 1,557 seats are lying vacant in the general category, 1,310 seats in the OBC category, and 1,919 seats in the SC/ST category. There are no takers for the 967 seats reserved for financially backward students. For the once-sought-after B.Com. Honors course, there are 108 vacancies in six colleges. Most of the seats are for science courses. In certain prominent colleges only, complete admission has taken place.

Teachers say that this situation, where so many vacancies are being reported after receiving over two lakh applications, should be examined in detail. They added that the admissions process is not transparent, and many students were denied admission on flimsy grounds.

DU had announced a special spot for admission as well. However, there are allegations that this was not publicized, and hence, many did not come to know about it.

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.