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DU: Seats remain vacant, some colleges reopen admissions

Shaswati Das, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 23, 2013
First Published: 21:17 IST(23/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:45 IST(24/7/2013)

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Even as Delhi University (DU) begins its new session on Wednesday, some colleges have reopened admissions in some popular courses.

After the first few cut-off lists, colleges had witnessed over-admissions in humanities courses such as History, Political Science, Sociology and English. The drop in cut-offs was marginal in the subsequent lists.

This - the colleges had said - was done to avoid excess over-admissions. However, with many students seeking transfers from courses and colleges, some have reopened admissions.

While Commerce reopened in several colleges, the cut-offs did not change from the last list. Philosophy and Sociology seats too remained available in a few colleges.

Hindu College, among many other colleges, kept their Commerce cut-off constant, ranging between 96.25 and 99.25%.

"We got two to three admissions on Tuesday and we needed about five students to fill the general category seats. Instead of lowering the cut-offs, we changed our rider. Earlier students needed to have secured 97% in Accountancy to apply for the course. That has now been changed to 96%, because of which there are almost 15-16 fresh applicants," said Praduman Kumar, principal, Hindu College.

The university has instructed colleges to wrap up admissions by July 31. Instructions have been issued for both general category and OBC category admissions.

"If any general category or OBC category seats remain empty, colleges will be required to put it on their websites and invite fresh applications till July 31. If the seats still remain vacant, then no fresh admissions will take place after that. If for OBC category admissions, seats remain vacant, colleges will be given instructions on the conversion of those seats within July 31 itself," said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean of students' welfare, DU.


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