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Humanities still in demand

Even as Delhi University (DU) hopefuls heaved a sigh of relief with the second cut-off list, admission trends continued to surprise colleges across the varsity.

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2013 23:52 IST
Shaswati Das

Even as Delhi University (DU) hopefuls heaved a sigh of relief with the second cut-off list, admission trends continued to surprise colleges across the varsity.

Barring the conventional favourites of commerce and economics, students continued to make a beeline for humanities subjects especially history and English.“With the repatriation of seats because of the removal of BA programme, courses such as English, history and political science have gone up in demand among students. However, under the second cut-off list, admissions are slightly slower because students check to see if they’ve made it or not, based on which a lot of inter-college transfers also take place thereby slowing down the process a little,” said Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator, LSR, which has till now seen 100 admissions on the first day of admission under the second list.

While students continued to opt for traditional Humanities subjects, colleges remained positive that these courses would emerge frontrunners in the admission process.

“The response this time has been phenomenal for the humanities subjects, especially political science which has seen 192 admissions for just 92 seats. However, for other courses such as economics and philosophy, we still anticipate the rush to increase in the remaining two days of admissions under the second list,” said Geetesh Nirban, media coordinator, Kamala Nehru College.

However, the response remained sluggish for off-campus colleges, with principals expecting an increase in the number of admissions after the main campus colleges wrap up the process.

“Initially, the students rush is at campus colleges. Once admission under the second list closes and there is still a sizeable number of students, who need admission, they make their way to off-campus colleges. There are also chances that cut-offs may dip further for a few courses under the third list,” said SK Garg, principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.