As per the reservation policy, DU is to have 16000 more seats for the economically weaker sections from this academic year. The policy is to be implemented in Delhi University and other universities like Indian Institute Of Technology and Jawaharlal Nehru University as well. Along with college seats, the hostel accommodation in these universities is also, to reportedly increase. The EWS quota is to witness nearly 20000 more seats in Delhi.
In case of DU, this increase in availability of the seats, without the government assistance, is going to be quite turbulent. There might be financial constraints upon the colleges, arising out of raising the faculty strength, college infrastructure and the administration department. Pertaining to this, the admission process might be extended to a few more weeks than usual. Also, there are chances of tuition fee to be hiked to meet the fund requirements by the colleges. “This does not seem workable”, The Times Of India quotes a DU Official as saying.
Further, National Law University’s registrar tells The Times Of India, “Since we are a residential university we will be required to build new hostels for the larger number of students.” While National Law University and Jawahar Lal Nehru University shall be compelled to seek alternatives for accommodating more students due to the lack of infrastructure, IIT-Delhi will have to accommodate nearly 590 more students.
However, the engineering colleges are to benefit from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry’s decision of hiking the seats. In institutions like Indraprastha University and IIIT, raising the number of seats would eventually lead to boost in their revenues, in order to meet their expenses. Also, the decision may lead to more students enrolling in universities like Netaji Subhash University of Technology.