Second cut-off list unlikely for many DU courses

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DUNEW DELHI, June 29;There may not be a second cut-off list for several courses in Delhi University, with the second day of admissions on Friday seeing increased admissions in many colleges. Some colleges even confirmed that all their seats were already taken and that they would be forced to over-admit students on the last day of admissions on Saturday.

“We have admitted around 1,000 students already; almost all our courses are full. Only a few seats are left in some courses and that too for the reserved category. However, we will be admitting all students who come on Saturday as we have to under university regulations,” said Gargi College principal Shashi Tyagi. The college had declared a 98 per cent cut-off in Commerce, 94 per cent in English and 93 per cent in Economics. It is very unlikely that it would come out with a second list.

It is the same story in Shri Ram College of Commerce with the 99 per cent requirement which is in danger of going above its admission intake on Saturday. Its Commerce course has 252 seats out of which 249 seats are taken and around 57 of its 62 seats in the Economics course have already been lapped up. A few seats in the reserved categories remain.

In the Hindu College, guilty of the highest commerce cut-off at 99.75, already 318 seats have been taken out of which History, Political Science, Philosophy and Zoology are turning out to be the most sought-after. “Our Commerce had 15 seats, Economics six and English four,” said admissions convenor P.K. Vijyan. Economics has a cut-off of 97.5 and English 98.5 per cent.

Hans Raj College, which is one of the few North Campus colleges offering Computer Science and Electronics, also said that its seats were being quickly lapped up. “A surprise is how quickly our Commerce and Economics courses are being taken,” said the college principal V.K. Kawatra. The college has an ask of 98.75 per cent for Commerce and 97.5 per cent for Economics.

Even off-campus colleges were seeing over admissions with the College of Vocational Studies running out of admission forms even as their English course registered over admissions already with 100 seats being lapped up against the availability of 60 seats.

However, it is not all gloom as Sri Venkateshwara College has admitted only 243 students out of its 1,000 seat availability and there is some good news for all those English and Journalism hopefuls who were denied an entrance test this year. “Cut-offs for Journalism will be coming down in the second list, as the first list was prepared without the advantage of an entrance test and we were inevitably forced to declare higher cut-offs as it was very difficult to gauge the number of students who were seriously interested to take this course,” said Lady Shri Ram College spokesperson Dr. Kannika. Her sentiments were also echoed by Kamala Nehru College spokesperson.

LSR has already admitted around 200 students for its approximate 700 seats and Political Science and the newly introduced B. Tech in Psychology are the most popular. The B. Tech in Psychology is at 96.5 per cent and is unlikely to come down significantly if there are any seats left for the second list.

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