DU to Roll Out EWS Quota from Coming Session With 10 Per cent Increase in Seats


The varsity will add the required seats for EWS quota implementation in two phases – 10 per cent in the first year and the remaining 15 per cent in the next year.

 The Delhi University (DU) has decided to start implementing the quota for economically weaker sections from the upcoming academic session, by effecting 10 percent increase in seats.

Lok Sabha last month passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019 to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section (EWS) in the general category.

To implement the EWS quota starting the 2019-20 academic session, the Human Resource Development Ministry directed the higher educational institutions and universities across the country to increase seat capacity by 25 per cent.

The DU conducted its admissions committee meeting on Wednesday and decided to add the required seats in two phases – 10 per cent in the first year and the remaining 15 per cent in the next year, PTI reported.

As per the report, a committee will be formed to work out the modalities as to how the seats will be increased.

Admissions to be completed before session begins

It is said that for now, there would not be much infrastructural changes and the newly admitted students will be accommodated in the existing classrooms.

The varsity will also develop a mechanism to avoid duplication of the registration data and there will be centralised admissions under the CW (Children/widow of Armed forces) category, officials told the news agency.

It plans to complete the admissions before the commencement of the session.

Meanwhile, the university is also preparing to start a special drive for admissions for the students from the North East states.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University has already announced that it would effect a 25 per cent increase in seats in the academic session 2019-20.

The Ministry has also reportedly received half the funding (Rs 2100 crore) it sought from the government for the massive seat expansion.