Students applying for admission to various courses in Delhi University are unsure whether the ‘Jat category’ is included under the OBC quota this academic year. The National Commission for Backward Classes had included ‘Jats’ in the National Capital Territory of Delhi by amending the central list of OBC’s vide a circular dating back to March 4, 2014.
Dr. Dinesh Varshney, Deputy Dean (South Campus) confirmed to The Hindu that applications of such students falling under the 27 per cent OBC quota shall be entertained.
“Students applying for statutory admission can apply by producing relevant documents. We have clarified this earlier. In case of confusion, the information centres can be approached,” he said.Helplines flooded
Though Delhi University has undertaken various steps to keep the aspirants informed about the admission process, the student welfare helplines have been flooded with calls in the last few days. “Since Friday, we have been receiving about 450-500 calls a day but on Monday we have answered more than 1,500 calls in just 6-7 hours on multiple lines,” said the Deputy Dean, Students’ Welfare.