CUET UG 2022: DU To Admit Extra Students Under SC, ST Category To Fill Maximum Seats, Says Vice-Chancellor

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By Education Today

Posted on July 15, 2022


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Delhi University will admit 20 per cent “extra students” under unreserved and OBC categories and 30 per cent in the SC,ST category to fill the maximum seats in undergraduate courses in the first round of counselling this year, Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said on Thursday. This will also help in filling the reserved seats which remain vacant throughout the year, Mr Singh told PTI.

This year, the university will be offering 70,000 seats in undergraduate programmes across several colleges through the new Common University Entrance Test (CUET). Till last year, the university would release cut-offs based on the class 12 scores of students.

The CUET-UG, will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from July 15 to August 10. The CUET (UG) 2022 has been scheduled for around 14,90,000 candidates, according to the National Testing Agency.

Over 6.5 lakh admission applications have been received by the university, according to DU officials. In an interview to PTI, Mr Singh said rules and regulations have been framed for counselling. “In order to fill the maximum seats in the first round itself, in UR and OBC (other backward classes) we will take 20 per cent extra admission and in the SC/ST category, 30 per cent extra admission will be done,” he said.

“With this maximum students will get their choice in the first round. This will also help in filling the reserved seats early on,” he added. Explaining the process of counselling devised by the university, the vice chancellor said students will have to fill their preferences again on the Delhi University admission portal.

In the case of two students with the same CUET score choosing the same college and course as first preference, their class 12 board marks will act as a tiebreaker for allotment of preferred seat, informed the vice chancellor.

“In case of a tie between two students, the scores of best of three subjects will be compared. If the best three are also the same, then the best four will be compared and then the best five. “If by chance marks for the best five subjects are also same, in that case, age will act as a tie breaker. The older applicant will get the seat,” he said.