Problem has arisen because the government is not clear under which category dyslexia should be placed and there is no mention in the Disability Rights Bill.
Delhi University reserves 3% of the seats for people with disabilities, but whether the reservation would include people with “dyslexia” has become a major cause of concern among applicants.
“We, however, encourage all those aspiring to study at DU to apply. We have not turned down any applications of people with disabilities and have always tried to accommodate them,” said Bipin Kumar Tiwary, the officer on special duty (OSD) at EOC.
DU only accepts certificates issued by different government hospitals.
“Since boards like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also accept certificates from private hospitals, this creates major confusion,” said Tewari.
This problem was highlighted in The Hindustan times. Though these students were being encouraged to fill the application forms online, enough arrangements had been made in all eight centres for those wanting to apply offline.
The offline application process begins from June 5.
Colleges have been asked to provide a separate space desk and NSS/NCC students to help and support people with disability. Colleges are required to conduct their admission process on the ground floor with provisions of wheel chairs for the convenience of the handicapped students.