Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates
22.5% of the total numbers of seats is reserved for Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (15% for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, interchangeable if necessary).
The Candidate must be in possession of the Caste/Tribe certificate in his/her own name at the time of Registration and Admission. The Caste certiﬁcate should clearly state:
(a) Name of his/her caste/tribe
(b) Whether candidate belongs to SC or ST
(c) District and the State or Union Territory of Candidate’s usual place of residence, and
(d) the appropriate Govt. of India Schedule under which his / her caste / tribe is approved as SC or ST.
Candidate will have to produce the valid original SC or ST caste/tribe certiﬁcate at the time of admission.
The following are empowered to issue the requisite SC / ST certiﬁcate:
- District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Addl. Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / 1st class Stipendiary Magistrate / City Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant
- Chief Presidency Magistrate / Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate.
- Revenue Oﬃcer not below the rank of
- Sub- Divisional Oﬃcer of the area where the Candidate and/ or his family normally
- Administrator / Secretary to the Administrator/ Development Oﬃcer (Lakshadweep Islands).
Candidates to note that the SC / ST Certiﬁcate from any other person / authority shall not be accepted in any case. If the Candidate happens to belong to SC or ST, Candidate’s caste / tribe must be listed in the appropriate Govt. of India Schedule.
It is a statutory obligation on the part of Colleges to ﬁll all seats reserved for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe Candidates.
Colleges shall not refuse admission to any SC / ST Candidate on the basis of medium of instruction. Any deﬁciency in the knowledge of any particular language should be addressed; for this purpose remedial classes may be arranged by the College by utilizing grants available from University Grants Commission.
Reservation policy for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
As per the University of Delhi notiﬁcations (Reference No. Aca. I / Reservation of EWSs / 2019/ 63 Dated 28th March 2019 and Reference No. Aca. I / Reservation of EWSs / 2019 / 101 Dated 15th May 2019), for the reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) Category, the University Departments / Centres / Colleges have reserved 10% seats for admission of candidates belonging to EWS category.
Reservation of Seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC, Non-Creamy Layer, Central List)
27% seats are reserved for the Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC - Non-Creamy Layer, Central List).
At the time of giving admission to an OBC Candidate, the College will ensure that the caste is included in the Central List of OBC (the OBC status is to be determined on the basis of the Central (Govt. of India) List of OBCs notiﬁed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the recommendations of the National Commission for Backward Classes (available at the website http://ncbc.nic.in/backward classes/index.html.)
The certiﬁcate must mention non-creamy layer status of the Candidate (Non-creamy layer status issued by an authority mentioned in DOPT Oﬃce Memorandum no. 36012/22/93- Estt. (SCT) dated 15.11.1993).
The OBC Candidates who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose caste appears in the Central List of the OBCs only, shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC category (Validity period of OBC certiﬁcate in respect of ‘non-creamy layer’ status of the Candidates as per DOPT Oﬃce Memorandum No. 36036/2/2013-Estt. (Res- I) dated 31 March 2016). The Certificate should be issued after 31st March, 2022.
It is a statutory obligation on the part of Colleges to ﬁll all the seats reserved for OBC Candidates.