Colleges have been asked by Delhi University to intensify their efforts to fill the Other Backward Classes quota in various courses. Further, the scheduled conversion of vacant OBC seats into open seats has been put on hold.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Registrar said colleges will not allow any unfilled seats in the OBC category in any course to be filled by other eligible candidates till further notice from the university.

According to the university admission schedule, colleges were supposed to notify the vacant OBC seats on July 15. The university has asked colleges not to proceed with the conversion.

For courses in which OBC seats are vacant and the relaxation of marks given to OBC candidates compared to general category candidates is still less than 10 per cent, colleges are to notify fresh cut-offs to the Registrar by July 13.

The fresh cut-off can be up to a maximum of 10 per cent below the last cut-off announced for the general category students in a particular course. The sixth list meant for OBC candidates will be notified on July 14. Admissions and payment of fees will take place on July 15 and 16. If OBC seats remain vacant, colleges are to notify fresh OBC cut-offs for courses in which the 10 per cent relaxation in cut-off marks between the general and OBC categories has not been exhausted, by July 16.

The seventh list for OBC candidates will be notified on July 17. The admission and payment of fees will take place on July 18 and 19.

Colleges are trying their best to fill the OBC quota across various courses. Of the 296 OBC seats available in Sri Venkateswara College, 224 have been filled. Gargi College has some OBC seats available in B.A., B.Com and B. Com (Honours). Hindu College is yet to fill its OBC seats in Commerce, Zoology and English. Some courses are open for OBC admissions in other colleges too.

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