No Reservation of seats for students from state in Delhi University
Abhay Anand, 03 Jun 2014

Students passing out from schools in Delhi will not get any reservation in colleges affiliated to the University of Delhi (DU). DU has rejected the proposal of the state government for reservation in admission to students from Delhi in colleges funded by the state government.

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As per the information given by the University administration to an RTI filed by a former student, Abhishek Ranjan, the varsity has informed that DU being a central University cannot give reservation to students of any particular state.

DU in its reply sent to the Principal Secretary of the Delhi Government said, “The University of Delhi, being a Central University, the the proposal submitted by you (Delhi Government) for reservation of seats in admission in DU colleges for students passing XII from the schools in Delhi state cannot be acceded to.”

Earlier, In January this year Principal Secretary of the Delhi Government has written to the DU Vice Chancellor, Prof Dinesh Singh has said that due to shortage of institutions of higher learning in Delhi students passing out from schools in state are not able to get admissions and have to outside Delhi.

“Therefore there is need to provide reservation in admission to Delhi students in Delhi govt funded colleges affiliated to Delhi University,” Principal Secretary had said.

He went on to write that the Govt of NCT of Delhi has, therefore, decided to request Delhi University to reserve 85% seats in admission to students passing out 12th class examination from Delhi in 12 colleges that are 100% funded by Delhi govt.

Following this petitioner Abhishek Ranjan approached Prime Minister Office (PMO) for information regarding reservation related development in DU.


After receiving application, PMO transferred the application to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). MHRD asked DU to reply to the questions of the petitioner.

Abhishek Ranjan talking to Career 360 said, “The move of Delhi Government was politically motivated, however the issue is genuine. We all know that DU has less num of seats when compared with the number of applications it gets as the number of students passing out of colleges from Delhi is increasing every year. But reserving seats for students from Delhi is not the solution.”

“Every year during DUSU (Delhi University Students Union) elections this issue is raised and there is Long demand to increase the number of seats in colleges affiliated to the DU. Giving reservation to student from Delhi will be against the character of a Central University and it might happen that students in other states might start raising similar demands,” said Abhishek.

A lecturer from the University who did not wish to be named said that giving reservation to students from particular state would be a dangerous move and the best thing would be improve the infrastructure of the university and also number of seats in colleges which might solve the problem to some extent.

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