The Delhi Government on Tuesday decided to give 90 per cent reservation to students from the Capital in 12 city colleges that are fully-funded by it. Among the 12 colleges are Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Yamuna Vihar; Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Karampura; Maharaja Agrasen College, Vasundhara Enclave; and Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bawana.
Delhi Higher Education Minister A. K. Walia said in colleges where the Government is providing 50 per cent grant for capital work and 5 per cent as the recurring grant, reservation to the extent of 50 per cent should be provided to Delhi students. The Government will send recommendations to Delhi University and the Home Ministry.
Once the recommendations are accepted, Dr. Walia said, the Government will provide additional seats to about 19,000 students from Delhi. They will get an opportunity to study in Delhi itself rather than seek admission outside Delhi. Further, female students can avail of an additional weightage of 5 per cent of the marks obtained by them in qualifying examination of Class XII in both Delhi and non-Delhi student categories, he said.