Students from Maharashtra have approached the Authorities of Delhi University as the colleges are not accepting their certificates due to some kind of discrepancies in names.
June and July are the busiest months for the students as admissions have finally begun in Delhi University for session 2019. Just like every year, University witnessed a significant increase in the number of students applying for different courses. This year, DU has made it to the news headlines not only because of the high cut-offs for its famous and reputed colleges but also for denying admission to students from Maharashtra. The reason is some kind of discrepancies in their names.
This issue was highlighted in front of the media after some students approached the authorities of Delhi University and informing them that DU has denied them admission because of the names mentioned on their selective certificates. This has happened because, in the state of Maharashtra, the prefix, “Kumari” and father’s name is added to the girl’s name.
For example, if the girl’s name is Sunita Gaitonde, then her name on the certificate would be listed as Kumari Sunita Naresh Gaitonde.
The students with this discrepancy in their names were directed to the grievance redressal cell by the college’s administration. There were approximately 12-15 students with the same problem.
However, in the end, the colleges were asked to take in the students because it is Maharashtra’s government format. Another issue was highlighted during the admissions in DU was that the name of the students listed on caste certificates and board-result certificate had minor differences. Thus, colleges are now giving provisional admissions to such students and have also asked the students to present corrected documents to the respective colleges.
Many students have even sent a query to the authorities on how minor difference appeared on their caste certificate in comparison to the board mark sheet.
June 27 was the day when the University announced the first cut-off list for the admissions. Around 9100 students have taken admission in just two days. The second cut off for the undergraduate admissions will be released on 4th July.
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