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Delhi University Seat Reservation

Published on: Mar 13, 2010

Reservation For SC/ST Candidates in DU

Among total number of seats, 22 ½ % is reserved for candidates who are belonging to SC/ ST category. This complete reservation is divided into two parts, generally 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates. This percentage is interchangeable if it is required in any case.

If as a candidate you belong to both SC/ ST category then you will be registered provided you have qualified in the last qualifying examination. But at the same time you have to fulfill all sorts of necessary criteria for admission.

If you belong to the SC/ST category, then you will get 5% relaxation on the minimum qualifying marks.

If after giving this relaxation seats remain empty, then the college authority can consider about giving further relaxation to fill up the reserved seats.

If there is not sufficient number of SC/ST candidates to fill up the prescribed seats, then those vacant places will be filled up by candidates who have specific prior approval from the Delhi University authority.

Here one thing has to be kept in mind that if you, being a SC/ST candidate, have obtained enough marks to take admission under the open merit list, then you will not be considered to be a part of the reserved quota.

 DU Admission Rules 2012 for SC/ST Candidates

The Registration of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe will be held from June 04, 2012 to June 18, 2012 between 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Faculty of Arts, North Campus, DU; Office of Deputy Dean Student's Welfare, Dhaula Kuan, DU, South, New Delhi; Rajdhani College, Raja Garden, Ring Road, Delhi; and Shyam Lal College, Shahdara, Delhi. The SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from the CATE for admission to B.A. (H) English course. The candidates who were registered in previous years but could not pursue their studies due to any reason will be permitted to re-register themselves for admission to under graduate courses. Only those candidates who possess Scheduled Caste/Tribe certificate in their own name will be included in the allotment process for admission to under graduate courses. The documents required to be submitted for registration of Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates include, two self attested photocopies of the caste/tribe certificate in the name of the candidate; one self attested photocopy and original of class X certificate; one self attested photocopy and original of class XII mark sheet; one self attested photocopy of class XII Provisional Certificate;  and two self attested passport sized photographs. All the original certificates will be returned after verification.













Reservation For OBC Candidates in DU

Regarding reservation of seats for Other Backward Class students the Delhi University and colleges associated with it will follow the direction from the Ministry of Human Development.

 DU Admission Rules 2012 for OBC Candidates

The OBC candidates will be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility in the admission entrance test to the extent of 10% of the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed for the Greneral Category candidates. For instance, if the minimum eligibility of a course for the General Category candidates is 50%, then the minimum eligibility for the OBC candidates would be 45% (50% less 10% of 50%). Only those OBC candidates will  be considered for admission under OBC category, who belong to the 'Non-Creamy layer' and whose caste appears in the Central List of OBC's.  OBC Category candidates will be given admission on merit basis subject to fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria in terms of marks and qualifying examination as prescribed for OBC Category. The OBC seats will be converted to General Category seats if OBC candidates possessing the minimum eligibility criteria are no longer available.



Reservation For Physically Challenged Candidates

Total 3% of seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates to the under graduate courses in Delhi University colleges.

If any physically challenged candidate has secured enough marks to take admission in the general category students, then he will not be permitted to take admission in the 3% reserved quota.

Registration of the physically challenged candidates will be done at the office of the Dean of Students Welfare (North Campus) between 10:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs from June 2nd to June 16th. In the same office candidates can also avail Preliminary Application Forms.

 DU Admission Rules 2012 for Physically Handicapped Candidates

Three percent (3%) seats in all Undergraduate courses are reserved for candidates with physical disabilities (not less than 40%). The 3% reservation will be allocated as follows: 1% for persons with low vision or blindness; 1% for hearing impaired; 1% for those with loco motor disabilities and/or cerebral palsy. Candidates have to register themselves on the prescribed preliminary (ICR) form along with the Certificate of Physical Disability issued by Chief Medical Officer of a district/civil surgeon or any Government Hospital authorized to issue such certificates under the provisions of PWD Act 1995. For courses where admission is through entrance exam, the candidates should contact the concerned college/ department. However, PH candidates are exempted from the CATE for admission to B.A. (H) English course. The documents required to be submitted for registration of Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates include, two self attested photocopies of the disability certificate in the name of the candidate; one self attested photocopy and original of class X certificate; one self attested photocopy and original of class XII mark sheet; one self attested photocopy of class XII Certificate/ Provisional Certificate;  and two self attested passport sized photographs. All the original certificates will be returned after verification.











Reservation For Armed Force Candidates

Candidates, who will fall under this category, are as follows:
  • Widows or wards of the defense personnel deceased in action
  • Wards of ex servicemen or service personnel who were disabled in action
  • Widows or wards of defense personnel who have died or disabled and whose death or disability is attributable to military service
  • Wards of ex military personnel who have received gallantry award

 DU Admission Rules 2012 for Armed Force Candidates

DU provides admission to children/widows/wives of the Officers and Men of the Armed Forces including Para-Military Personnel, Killed/Disabled in action or those who died/were on duty, Gallantry Awardees to under graduate  courses in Science/ Arts/ Social Sciences/Commerce & Mathematical Sciences. 5% marks concession in the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed by the University for admission of general category candidates to various courses will be given to the candidates. 5% of the seats in each course have to be offered to the Children/Widows/ Wives of Officers and Men of the Armed Forces including Para Military Personnel, in the following order of priorities: 1. Widows/Wards of Defence personnel killed in action; 2. Wards of serving personnel and ex serviceman disabled in action; 3. Widows/wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service; 4. Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with death attributable to military service; 5. Wards of Ex-Servicemen personnel and serving personnel including personnel of police forces who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards. For registration, candidates are required to submit their applications on a prescribed form obtainable from Academic Branch-I, Room No 218, New Administration Block, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, along with original certificates(returned after verification) and self attested photocopies. The documents to be enclosed include statement of marks for class XII, provisional certificate of class XII, date of birth certificate of class X, and two copies of certificate of educational concession from any of the following authorizes on the proper letter head - Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, Delhi; Secretary, Rajya Zila Sainik Board; Officer in Charge, Record Office; 1st Class Stipendariary Magistrate; or Ministry of Home Affairs (for Police Personnel in receipt of Gallantary Awards)














Venue For Registration

Faculty of Science North Campus
New Administrative Block
Delhi University
Between June 1st – June 15th
10:00 hrs- 14:00 hrs

There are major areas of reservation for admission to under graduate courses in Delhi University. Other areas of reservation are as follows:
  • Reservation of Seats for Foreign Students
  • Reservation of Seats for Nepalese/ Bhutanese Students
  • Sikkimese  Students
  • Kashmiri Migrants
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