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Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan


(Established Under Tamilnadu Private Universities Act, 2019)

Tiruchirappalli - 621 112. Tamil Nadu, India.

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Special Reservation Cell

Special Reservation Cell

About Us

Special Reservation Cell was established for the welfare of SC/ ST students of the University as per the instruction of UGC, Central and State Government. The Cell also functions as a Grievance Redressal cell for the grievances of SC/ST students and employees of the university and renders necessary help in solving their academic as well as administrative problems.

The Special reservation cell was established with the main objective to ensure the effective implementation of the reservation policy in admission, recruitment, allotment of staff quarters, hostels etc.


As per UGC regulations and University Norms the specific objective of the cell are

  • To implement the reservation policy for SCs/STs in the Universities and Colleges.
  • To collect data regarding the implementation of the policies in respect of admissions, appointments to teaching and non-teaching positions in the universities, and in the affiliating colleges and analyse the data showing the trends and changes towards fulfilling the required quota.
  • To take such follow up measures for achieving the objectives and targets laid down for the purpose by the Government of India and the UGC.
  • To implement, monitor and evaluate continuously the reservation policy in universities and colleges and plan measures for ensuring effective implementation of the policy and programme of the Government of India.


The functions of the cell according to UGC regulations are listed below.

  • To circulate Government of India and Commission’s decisions and to collect regularly, on an annual basis, information regarding course-wise admissions to candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Universities and Colleges for different courses, in forms prescribed, by a stipulated date, and to take follow up action, where required.
  • To circulate Government of India orders and Commission’s decisions and to collect information in respect of appointment, training of these communities in teaching and non-teaching posts in the Universities and Colleges, in suitable forms by a stipulated date and take follow up action where required.
  • To collect reports and information regarding the Government of India orders on the various aspects of education, training and employment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates, for evolving new policies or modifying existing policy by the Commission.
  • To analyze the information collected above and prepare reports and digests for onward transmission to the Ministry of Human Resource Development/University Grants Commission and such other authorities as may be required.
  • To deal with representations received from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates regarding their admission, recruitment, promotion and other similar matters in University.
  • To monitor the working of the remedial coaching scheme, if approved in the affiliated colleges and university.
  • To function as a Grievances Redressal Cell for the Grievances of SC/ST students and employees of the university and render them necessary help in solving their academic as well as administrative problems.
  • To maintain a register for employment of SCs/STs in the University and Colleges for the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities for various posts in the university/colleges.
  • Any other work assigned from time to time to promote higher education among these two communities suffering economic, social and education deprivations.
  • The SC/ST Cell exclusively looks after the work related to SC/STs matters and no other work is assigned to the Cell.

Office Bearers

SC/ST Standing Committee

The SC/ST Standing Committee ensures the effective implementation of the policies and programmes of the Government of India, UGC and State Governments with regard to backward castes, classes and physically challenged. It also suggests measures for achieving the objectives laid down by the various government agencies. The Committee meets at least two times in a year and the decisions arrived at are mandatory to be implemented. The committee functions under the chairmanship of Vice- Chancellors.


The SC/ST students and staff can approach the office bearers of the special reservation cell for redressal of any grievance(s) regarding academic, administrative or social problems. The office bearer of the cell will meet the concerned person, understand their problem and take necessary action and/or render them necessary advice/help to resolve the matter.

Useful Links

  • Online complaints regarding caste/ community discrimination
  • Government of India guidelines for Reservation policy for SC/ST/OBC
  • Format of SC/ST certificate as per Government of India
  • Office Orders/ Notification
  • National Scholarships or Schemes for the benefit of SC/ST students and staff


Dr. V. P. Dinesh,
Associate Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences.


Dr. L. Seevagan,
Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences.


Email: srcell@dsuniversity.ac.in