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DU forms committee to see how EWS quota can be implemented

DU forms committee to see how EWS quota can be implemented

New Delhi: The Delhi University has formed a committee to look how the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota can be implemented for PhD and MPhil admissions.

This year, the varsity has effected a 10 per cent increase in seats for the EWS in undergraduate and postgraduate admissions.

The EWS category was not reflecting when candidates wanted to apply for MPhil and PhD admissions, leading the students to query the admission official.

"A committee has been constituted to look how the EWS criteria can be implemented for MPhil and PhD. The seats for MPhil and PhD are not fixed and vary depending on the number of supervisors we have and the number of candidates who apply," said a varsity official.

The university started registrations for postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses on June 3.

Till now, 19,442 students have registered for MPhil and PhD courses and 4,308have made payments. Out of the total number of payments made, 2,205 aspirants are from the unreserved category, 1,026 from other backward classes, 779from scheduled castes and 298 from scheduled tribes.

Till now, 1,02,745 students have registered for postgraduate courses and 65,088 have made payments. Out of the total number of payments made by candidates, 36,620 aspirants are from the unreserved category, 13,729 from other backward classes, 10,069 from scheduled castes, 3,369 from scheduled tribes and 1,301 from the EWS category.

The varsity had begun the registration process for undergraduate courses on May 30 which will end on June 14. The first cut-off list is likely to be released on June 20. Till now, 3,20,907students have registered and 2,11,424 have made payments, the varsity said.

Out of the total number of payments, 1,27,569 aspirants are from the unreserved category, 42,859 from other backward classes, 28,779 from scheduled castes, 5,902 from scheduled tribes and 6,315 from the economically weaker section (EWS), it said.

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