The first round of admissions to the Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board (NCWEB) began on Monday for its centres at Hansraj College and Lakshmibai College. Several hundreds of students were seen rushing to the NCWEB office for admissions.
According to the board, as many as 681 students took admission at the two centres. At Hansraj College, 201 students were admitted in the BA programme and 163 students for the BCom course. At the Lakshmibai College centre, 195 students were admitted in the BA programme and 122 students for the BCom programme.
Many students with more than 80% marks were in the queue for admissions at the NCWEB. Karishma Pahuja has secured 88% in her best four subjects but she is not sure of her admission in Delhi University's regular colleges. "I don't think I will get admission in commerce at DU's regular colleges. I will continue my studies at the Hansraj College centre and prepare for Chartered Accountancy exams side by side," she said.
Babita Gautam scored 85% in Class 12 and is planning to work. For her, the NCWEB is the best option. "By studying here, I will get a degree and by the time I graduate I will have enough work experience to get a better job," she said.
The rush for admissions on a hot day made the students and parents restless. "We have been waiting for the past three hours and yet our certificates are not verified. I was not expecting a big crowd today," said a disgruntled parent.
Many students were enquiring about the second cut-off list especially for the Hansraj College centre.
Aarti Saxena, director, NCWEB, said a second cut-off list was definitely expected. She advised the students to think hard before choosing centres. "Students should know that once a particular centre is allotted to them, there will be no changes. Students and parents should discuss all options before taking any decision," said Saxena.
On Tuesday, the admission procedure for the centres at Kalindi College and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College will begin.