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Students applying under CWC quota facing issues

Delhi University had provided several reservations for students from disadvantaged sections of society, including a quota for children and widows of the armed forces (CWC).
However, many applicants fear missing out on these quota seats, as they do not have 'Boarded Out' certificates given to injured Army veterans.
The Boarded Out certificate is mainly given to relatives of defence personnel, who died in peace time or during action in the war zone, symbolizing their retirement from the military forces.
However, this year, the University needs a 'boarded out' certificate in special cases of defence personnel disabled in peace time or during action.
Many aspirants, who talked to Millennium Post, claimed that the Armed Forces was not providing them with the certificate. Because of this, they now facing an uncertain future with respect to admission to DU.
An aspirant from the Sanskriti School, who had secured 93.25 per cent and applied under the CWC category said: "Even after fulfilling the criterion list and having a reputed Army background, it is getting difficult to get the admissions and I do not want to waste a complete year due to the same."
The student wants to apply for BSc in Chemistry and hopes to get into Hindu College.
The aspirant was one among several students who had come to North Campus, and were facing similar issues.
Many of the students were seen discussing the problems with the volunteers, who tried to sort out the issue. Many of the students alleged that the official University website had made no mention of the boarded out certificate, and the last update for the same was in the year 2014.
This reporter also verified the same after checking the website. Jyoti Parashar is another Science student, who secured 89.2 per cent and had applied under the CWC quota.
Her brother says: "This is a new rule that the DU has issued and has created a lot of confusion. If this trouble would not have been created by University then my sister would have got a college of her choice". Jyoti wishes to pursue her undergraduation in BSc Botany.
The CWC reserved students do not fall under the general category and have a different cut-off list, which is then further short-listed depending upon a criterion list decided by the University.
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