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Round 2 a shadow of first

The second round of admissions in DU is not just about fresh entries, but also about withdrawals, informs Anuradha Mukherjee.

delhi Updated: Jul 03, 2007 14:17 IST
Anuradha Mukherjee

The second round of admissions in Delhi University is not just about fresh entries, but also about withdrawals and re-enrolment in different colleges.

A number of students who had secured admission in the first list in colleges like Ramjas, Indraprastha, Miranda House, Kirori Mal, Hans Raj, Hindu and Lady Shri Ram cancelled their registrations on Monday to move to their preferred institutions.

<b1>Colleges stay prepared for this process, based on past experience. Every year, students first enrol in a college where they meet the cut-off marks criteria, and then wait for the same to drop in the next list. If their preferred college slashes its cut-off marks for a certain course, students cancel their enrolment and apply afresh in the other college.

For instance, Hindu College enrolled 111 students and five withdrawals, while Ramjas enrolled 135 students on Monday, but 15 students also cancelled their enrolments. "We always over-admit given the tendency of students to first enrol in a college and later withdraw their admission. The university must stop this nonsense of students leaving one college for another within the same campus. The faculty in most campus colleges is comparable," said B.N. Ray, convener of admissions at Ramjas College.

Ray said 23 students withdrew their admissions from Ramjas on Monday, of which 15 were from B.Com. Honours. "There were 15 withdrawals in B.Com. Honours. Most of these students have gone to Hans Raj and Sri Venkateswara," said Ray.

Students have also withdrawn admissions in courses like Economics, History, Political Science and BA Programme. Indraprastha also witnessed 10 withdrawals, of which four were from the coveted B.Com. Honours.

"We may have to declare a third list for B.Com. Honours as we have filled only 41 of the 60 seats. But that is because our cut-off is still not that low. It is 92 per cent. We are getting students from colleges like Ramjas, Daulat Ram and Kamla Nehru," said Manaswini Yogi, media co-ordinator at Indraprastha College.