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DU: Students cancel admissions under first cutoff to move to colleges of their choice

There have been around 70 admission cancellations at KMC and the college authorities said this could lead to lowering of cutoffs in the third cutoff list.

education Updated: Jul 07, 2017 11:53 IST
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There have been around 70 admission cancellations at KMC and the college authorities said this could lead to lowering of cutoffs in the third cutoff list.
There have been around 70 admission cancellations at KMC and the college authorities said this could lead to lowering of cutoffs in the third cutoff list.(Anupam Minz/HT PHOTO)

The admission process is on at Delhi University colleges under the second cutoff list. And with this, students have also started withdrawal of admissions under the first list in order to move to other colleges.

Many colleges, including Kirori Mal College (KMC) and Sri Venkateswara College have reported instances where students cancelled admissions after the announcement of the second cutoff. The students cancel admission to move to other colleges after the second list if they are able to meet the cutoff of the desired college or course, college authorities said.

“Student’s priority is to secure admission under the first cutoff list. But if they are able to get a college or course of their choice in the subsequent cutoff, then they simply withdraw the admission from the previous college and take admission in a new college,” said Rama, principal of Hans Raj College.

There have been around 70 admission cancellations at KMC and the college authorities said this could lead to lowering of cutoffs in the third cutoff list.

The admissions under the second cutoff list started on July 1 and will end on July 4.

“We have completed 710 total admissions after taking into account the cancellation. If students are withdrawing admission, then those seats are going to be empty. That could either mean a lowering of the cutoff or reopening of admission in some courses in consecutive lists,” said Dinesh Khattar, the officiating principal.

At College of Vocational Studies, there have been 543 admissions against the total seats of 750. “We have had around 20 cancellations. We had closed admission to BVoc in Small and Medium Enterprises course, but may open it under the third list due to the cancellations,” said Inderjeet Dagar, principal of the college.

At Sri Venkateswara College, there have been close to 20 cancellations against a total of 487 admissions. “Students usually cancel admission taken under the first list and that is why we have to be very cautious with cutoffs. We don’t want our seats to go vacant and the next cutoff could dip a bit to avoid that,” said a member of the college admission committee.

At Sri Aurobindo College, the total number of admissions after 44 cancellations was 683 on Monday, the second day of admission under the second cutoff list.

Meanwhile, volunteers at the undergraduate help desk at the DU North Campus’ Conference Centre said, “Many students said they have withdrawn admission from the first college, but when they approached the second, the system did not reflect the change,” said a volunteer, who wished to remain unnamed.

A university official said that this was not an issue with the portal, but confusion on part of the colleges as to how to cancel the admissions. “Many colleges did not know how to do the process on the portal. They would send the student without really cancelling the admission and the next college would not be able to approve the same,” the official said.