Delhi University has received a total of 18,894 applications from students with disabilities and students from Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes this year -- an increase of 3,488 from last year and an increase of 6,768 and 7,068 applications from 2008 and 2007 respectively.

As DU gears up to admit a fresh batch of students, it is also making arrangements to make things easier for candidates with disabilities for whom admissions will begin on June 23.

The notification of admission list, issuance of admission slips and admissions will all be conducted on June 23. Candidates need not come to the university on June 22 to see the first cut-off list.

Dean of Students’ Welfare Dr. Gurpreet Singh Tuteja said: “On June 22 there will be no admissions, only the cut-offs will be released. We thought of calling the candidates with disabilities on June 23 so that all the admission-related work can be done on the same day instead of them needing to come twice.”

Four hundred students with disabilities have registered for admissions this year.