1. Three percent, (3%) seats in all undergraduate and postgraduate institutions (including professional and technical institutions) will be reserved for candidates having minimum 40% physical disabilities.
2. Reservation will also be applicable to institutions where admission is through Entrance Examinations.
3. Reservation will be implemented College-wise and as far as possible course-wise in under-graduate courses, keeping in mind the suitability of the various courses for physically challanged students depending, inter-alia, on the nature and severity of their disability. The reservation will also be implemented in those under-graduate courses where teaching is available only in one Department/College.
4. Candidate seeking admission under reservation shall be required to fulfill other criteria of admission as detailed in eligibility conditions except relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility conditions. In case of a course where admission is through entrance examination, 5% concession shall be granted in the minimum eligibility condition for admission to the test.
5. Candidates with physical disabilities who are able to secure admission in the general category will not be counted in the 3% quota.
6. The 3% reservation may be allocated as follows: 1% for persons with low vision or blindness; 1% for hearing impaired; 1% for those with loco motor disabilities and / or cerebral palsy. However, if sufficient candidates are not available in a subcategory then candidates from other sub-categories should be considered in their place.
7. In case of candidates with more than one type of reservation, this reservation shall cut across the existing reservations of SC/ST; children/widows/ wives of officers and men of armed forces including para-military forces killed/disabled in action or those who died/disabled on duty, etc. in accordance withthe principle of interlocking reservations. In other words, there will be sub-reservations for physically disabled candidates in each reserved category, thus where there is a common merit between a disabled SC/ST candidate would have preference over an able-bodied SC/ST candidate.
It is clarified that there is no bar to a candidate seeking admission under the physically handicapped category to seek admission either under the General Category or any other reserved category if the candidate is otherwise eligible and entitled to take the benefit of any other reservation.
8. Colleges/Departments are free to exceed the 3% reservation quota if necessary. (Note: Ordinarily the number of seats reserved would be 1 for 33; 2 for 67 and 3 for 100 and so on). However, the colleges may round off the number of reserved seats to next higher level, if the number of calculated seats falls more than half way between two levels e.g. for 54 seats the number of reserved seats would be 1.62, which may be rounded off to 2 though it may appear to be 4% quota. In essence, the nature of reservation should be enabling in spirit and the institution not feel prevented from exceeding the 3% quota.
9. The Dean Students’ Welfare (DSW) will arrange for professional counseling of physically challenged student to enable them to decide about courses keeping in view their aptitude, disability, and future career prospects.
10. All candidates who wish to seek admission to various colleges and in courses where there is no entrance test should register themselves at the Desk for Persons with disabilities at the office of the Dean Students’ Welfare (Main Campus), Conference Centre, Opp. Botany Department,University of Delhi, Delhi-7.
11. The application form should be accompanied by a certificate of physical disability issued by Chief medical Officer of a District/Civil Surgeon or any Government Hospital authorised to issue such certificates under the provisions of the Persons withDisability (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995. The certificate should indicate the extent of (i.e. percentage) of the physical handicap and it should bear the photograph of the candidate concerned .
12. The candidates shall be offered provisional admission subject to the verification of their medical certificate.The medical certificate submitted by the candidates for admission shall be got verified by the University/College/Department from the concerned issuing authorities.
13. In courses where, admission is through entrance test, the candidates should fill separate forms prescribed by each Institution/College/ Faculty.
14. In all cases, separate merit lists will be made for disabled candidates under the 3% quota. All those having 40% and above disability shall be eligible to be considered for drawing up the merit list on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination/entrance tests.
15. No college/Department/Faculty/institution of the University shall refuse admission to any disabled candidate who is otherwise eligible, subject to mandatory 3% Persons with Disability quota.
16. As far as possible all admission of physically disabled candidates should be completed by the last date prescribed for the general category candidates.
17. The Delhi University Disabilities Committee shall strictly monitor the implementation of the provision of the reservation in all constituent /affiliated Colleges/Departments/Institution of the University of Delhi.
18. Grievances regarding admissions under reservation for persons with disabilities should be reported to the Dean Students’ Welfare, who will convene a meeting of the Grievance Committee set up for the purpose.