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58% students who applied for admission to DU under first list paid their fees: Officials



NEW DELHI: Over 58 per cent of the students who applied for admissions under the first cut-off list have paid the fees, Delhi University officials said on Friday.

The second cut-off list is expected on Saturday and might only see a marginal decline between 0.25 per cent to one per cent, stated college principals.

According to data shared by the varsity, 34,814 aspirants have paid the fees out of 59,730 students who applied for admissions. As many as 6,394 applications were approved by Friday.

The fee payment window is open till midnight.

This is the highest number of admissions that have taken place after the first cut-off till date. Last year, the number of admissions after the first list was close to 24,000.

There are 70,000 undergraduate seats.

Kalpana Bhakuni, the principal of Kamala Nehru College, said they have closed admissions for most of the courses except programmes like Hindi and Sanskrit. There are some borderline courses like Journalism (Honours), Mathematics (Honours) and Philosophy (Honours) where some seats are vacant, she said.

“Our committee will be meeting on Saturday to decide the cut-offs but it is unlikely that they will be reduced in the courses where a few seats are left. Even in BA Programme, the popular combinations are closed while slow movers like Sanskrit and Hindi are open,”she said.

At Rajdhani College, the cut-off variation is likely to be between 0.5 to 1.5 per cent, said the college principal Rajesh Giri.

However, courses like BA (Honours) English, BA (Honours) Political Science, BA (Honours) History, BSc (Honours) History, BSc (Honours) Mathematics and the combination of English and Economics under BA programme will not open under the list, Giri said.

Lady Shri Ram College principal Suman Sharma said there will be a marginal decline in cut-offs.

The committee will be meeting on Friday to discuss what the marginal decline would be, Sharma said, adding that the college won’t open the second cut-off list for Mathematics (Honours) and almost 50 per cent of combinations under the BA programme.

Manoj Sinha, the principal of Aryabhatta College, said science courses like Zoology (Honours) and Botany (Honours) will see withdrawals due to NEET results being declared.

“The closure for cut-off lists in the second list will happen most in North Campus colleges. The decline will be an average one per cent and in some courses it might be 1.5 per cent.

“In our college, BA(Honours) Economics is closed. There are some courses which still have few seats vacant so we will open those courses with maybe with a 0.25 per cent decline,” he said.

Anju Srivastava, the principal of Hindu College, said that the reduction in cut-off and the intake are parallel to each other.

Even a one-mark decline, which amounts to 0.25 to 0.33 per cent, may affect the intake, Srivastava said, adding that the meeting will be held on Friday but they will have to be careful that they don’t end up overadmitting students.

This year, the admission process is completely online due to the pandemic situation.

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Utkal University, RDW University publish final year results




BHUBANESWAR: Utkal University and Rama Devi Women’s University on Friday announced results of their final semester/year examination.

Utkal University has published results of science and commerce streams of Plus III final year/sixth semester students. Geology student Sagarika Das of Stewart Science College, Cuttack, has topped the science stream by securing 9.66 CGPA. Similarly, Ipsa Baliarsingh of DAV School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar, topped the university in commerce stream by securing 9.55 CGPA.

Pass percentage of commerce stream is 96.7, while it is 98.7 per cent for science stream. The university has also published results of second and fourth semester (back paper) of Plus III science and commerce streams.

Rama Devi Women’s University Bhubaneswar has published results of final year/semester examinations of arts, science and commerce (undergraduate and postgraduate). In PG examinations, the total pass percentage is 89.46. Similarly, in UG examinations, the pass percentage is 90.06 in arts, 94.48 in science and 74.21 in commerce. Pass percentage in BEd examination is 100.

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OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik schools from 2021-22: Defence Secretary




NEW DELHI: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Friday said 27 per cent seats in Sainik schools will be reserved for other backward classes (OBCs) from the academic session of 2021-22. The Sainik Schools Society, which works under the Ministry of Defence, manages 33 such residential schools in the country.

“OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik Schools from the year 2021-22,” Kumar said on Twitter and posted images of an October 13 circular that was sent to principals of all Sainik schools across the country.

The circular said 67 per cent of the seats in a Sainik school are reserved for candidates from the state or the Union Territory in which the school is located and the remaining 33 per cent is reserved for those who come from outside that state or UT. These two lists will be termed List A and List B.

The circular said within each list, 15 per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent seats are for Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent seats are for non-creamy layer OBCs.

It stated this reservation policy will come into effect from the academic session of 2021-22.

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Tamil Nadu govt school students to get preference in medical admissions




CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has assented to a bill envisaging 7.5 per cent reservation to government school students who have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test in admission to undergraduate medical courses.

A day after the state government took the executive route to implement the quota regime from the current 2020-21 academic year itself and issued a government order to facilitate it, the Raj Bhavan said “this is to inform the people of Tamil Nadu that the honourable Governor has given his assent to the bill.”

The Governor sought legal opinion from the Solicitor General of India (SGI) on September 26 and the opinion was received on October 29, the release said.

“As soon as the opinion was received, honourable Governor has given assent to the Bill,” the statement said.

Amid accusations that Purohit delayed clearing the quota bill, the Raj Bhavan, pointing out that the bill was approved soon after the receipt of legal opinion -that the Bill is in sync with Constitution- assumes significance.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami said efforts were afoot to implement the reservation from the current year.

DMK president M K Stalin claimed Purohit gave his assent to the quota bill as he was left with no other choice and thanked him for giving his nod.

His party’s protest and the hope expressed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court were behind Purohit’s “change of heart.”

In a twitter post, Stalin said the approval came after 45 days and when the time for medical counselling was nearing and the Governor had to approve in view of such factors.

Hearing a batch of public interest litigation petitions, a division bench had on Thursday hoped that the Governor would take a decision at the earliest.

BJP’s Khushbu Sundar said, “We deliver when we promise.”

PMK chief S Ramadoss said Purohit’s consent was the victory of the people.

The Raj Bhavan said Purohit sought to know if the proposed quota was in accordance with the Constitution and compatible with Articles 14 (Equality) and 15 (prohibition of discrimination).

The SGI, Tushar Mehta, in his opinion said ‘intelligible differentia’ would enablereservation for socially and educationally backward class, an affirmative action.

The bill is in “consonance with the Constitution of India,” Mehta noted adding it is however subject to judicial review and also to other constitutional principles like those related to the upper limit to reserved seats.

The Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on preferential basis to the students of Government Schools Bill 2020, was passed on September 15 in the Assembly and sent to Purohit for his approval.

The ruling AIADMK sought expeditious clearance of the bill since the quota should be implemented from the current year and a group of Ministers too had called on Purohit at the Raj Bhavan recently.

Finally, the government issued an order on Thursday – pending assent of theGovernor for the bill, which showed the government’s intention to ensure its implementation from the current academic year.

The DMK had targeted the Governor for ‘delay’ in clearing the bill and had days ago held a massive protest.

It had also hit out at the AIADMK regime for not pressuring Purohit to get the bill cleared.

Tamil Nadu Assembly elections are due during April-May 2021.

BJP Tamil Nadu unit chief L Murugan had said Purohit should clear the bill immediately.

The “time taken by him (to examine it) is enough,” Murugan had said.

The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi too had alleged the BJP-led Centre was not interested in providing reservation to students from poor background.

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