The student volunteer at the help desk could not believe his eyes. This mysterious outstation student’s mark sheet had everything that Shri Ram College for Commerce (SRCC) had been looking for—100% in the best of four subjects, including a language.
On Thursday, this student from the Tamil Nadu Board took admission in SRCC. While the college authorities are not ready to reveal the details of the student, they did confirm this girl has taken admission in B.Com. (honours).
“I myself checked the girl’s marks. She had 100% even in English!” said a student manning the help desk. Principal PC Jain confirmed that the student had indeed taken admission.
Ironically, this girl did not even need that 100%. “She belonged to commerce stream and would have got in with 96% too,” the student volunteer said. The SRCC has now ended up admitting 61 students more than its 317 sanctioned seats in the general category.
Hindu College, too, saw a good number of students applying for courses other than B.Com (honours) and Economics (honours).
“Many students came for admission in history and political science,” said Anju Srivastava, media coordinator, Hindu College. Of its 750 seats, 493 were filled on Day Two.
While the response for science courses in Kirori Mal College was good as well, the seats in B.Com. (honours) remained empty, implying that the college will come out with a second list with a substantial decrease. “One can expect a decrease of about 2%,” said a teacher, who did not wish to be named.
Admissions in off-campus colleges remained slow, with B.Com. (honours) still going largely empty at LSR.
OBC Category admissions While day two of the admission season also remained slow for the OBC category, Hindu College saw a good response for Physics (honours). “We were able to fill 30 seats in the course in all, of which 20 were from OBC category,” said Srivastava.
“In SRCC, 24 of the sanctioned 70 seats for OBC category were filled. The response is normal,” Jain said. Last year, a large number of seats reserved for OBC candidates remained vacant as students were not able to meet the cut-offs.