DU releases first seat allocation list as SC dismisses plea
Delhi University (DU), one of the top universities in India, has released the first round of seat allocation for undergraduate courses based on the merit secured in Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET), on Wednesday. The announcement came after the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed St. Stephen's College plea challenging the university's admission procedure and policy. Aspirants can check allocation on the university's website du.ac.in.
Why does this story matter?
- The result was postponed on Tuesday as the Supreme court had scheduled St. Stephen's plea against the DU given reservation in admissions for hearing on Wednesday.
- The court while asking the college to follow DU's admission procedure, upheld Delhi High Court's decision on the matter.
- Around 6 lakh students have applied for admissions to the university for over 65,000 seats in different courses.
Who fail to secure admission within time will become ineligible
Students who have been allocated college-course in the first round have to complete the admission process and deposit admission fee in their respective colleges within stipulated time. Those who fail to secure admission within the time will become ineligible for admission. As per DU, before processing admission, respective colleges will scrutinize the documents of the candidate.
Plea challenging DU's admission policy
St. Stephen college, a Christian minority institution, had moved the SC given the legality of student's admission procedure for unreserved non-minority seats in UG courses. It had challenged the high court order asking the college to follow DU's admission policy and restriction on its interview policy for non-minority students.
Allocated college, course available in personal dashboard
The information related to the allocated college and course is available in the personal dashboard of aspirants on the DU's website. Two days window till Friday have been given to students to accept seats, and deadline to pay admission fee is October 24, 2022.