New Delhi: Unlike every year, Delhi University will make way for children of Indian Army men, who have “boarded out” due to injuries suffered in a war, in this year’s admission process. This clause will give seats to wards of those army men who had to walk out of the force due to medical reasons.
“The move of providing reservation to wards of those militarymen who have suffered a medical injury and had to opt out of service should come as a relief to DU aspirants who were earlier not included in the ambit of reservation of ‘Children of War’ category,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of Students’ Welfare and a member of the admission committee.
This year, university has already seen 1,676 applications under the reservation for armed forces category. In its reservation policy for supernumerary seats for armed forces, Delhi University reserves 5 per cent of seats for applicants under Children of War (CW) category, programme wise in all colleges.
In its order of precedence, Delhi University’s ‘Children of War’ quota has given priority to children of those killed on duty at Indian borders. The varsity granted preference to admission to widows and wards of personnel killed in action. From this academic session onwards, DU will grant admission to wards of army personnel, disabled in action and are boarded out from service with disability attributable to military service.
Delhi University already offers admission to children and widows of officers and men of the armed forces, including para-military personnel.
In addition to this, the university also reserves seats for widows and wards of defence personnel, who died in peace time during their military service and children of serving and ex-servicemen who have received gallantry awards like Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra Every year, the varsity witnesses applications from close to 400-500 aspirants who are eligible for admission under the category reserved for armed forces, for a total of 54,000 seats the it offers.
All the aspirants falling under the category of the said reservation are supposed to upload educational concession certificate, in the format prescribed by Delhi University and issued by authorities mentioned in the bulletin of information, serving as the guidelines of application procedure.