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Thin chances of 3rd list in BCom, Arts

Several institutions came close to filling up all the seats in subjects such as B.Com (H), English (H), History (H), and Political Science (H) on the first day of admissions under the second cutoff list.

delhi Updated: Jul 03, 2008 00:13 IST

The chances of a third list for commerce and humanities subjects in many colleges look meek.

Several institutions — including Ramjas College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Miranda House, Indraprastha College, Rajdhani College, and Daulat Ram College — came close to filling up all the seats in subjects such as B.Com (H), English (H), History (H), and Political Science (H) on the first day of admissions under the second cutoff list. Few fear that they might even overshoot their capacity for these courses in the next two days.

However, this is just in case of general quota. The poor show for OBC quota continued even on Wednesday. “As of today, we have completed about 96 per cent of our admission for the new academic year. We’ll probably be taking in more students than our sanctioned strength in few subjects like B.A. Mathematics (H), Sociology (H) and Geography (H) over the next two days. Apart from B.A. Programme and Hindi, a third list is not likely for the rest,” said Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House.

Till Wednesday, the college had admitted 31 students in Philosophy (H) against 35 seats, 33 candidates in Geography (H) against 35 seats and 35 in B.A. Mathematics (H) against 24 seats.

Indraprastha College and Daulat Ram College, too, paint a similar picture when it comes to B.Com and arts subjects. According to Manasvini Yogi, media coordinator, IP College, the admission to English (H), History (H), Political Science and B.A. Mathematics (H) is nearing saturation and bringing out a third list for the same is least likely. About 39 candidates have already been admitted to English (H) in IP College against 40 seats and 75 in Political Science against the capacity of 70 seats.

“Though it’s too early to say if we will have another cutoff for our courses, the current trend indicates that it we’ll get all the candidates we need for B.Com (H), Economics (H), B.A. Programme, Philosophy (H) with the second list itself,” said Kanan Nanda, principal, Daulat Ram College.

Though humanities courses are doing well across the board, several science subjects, like previous years, have been unable to draw a good response even with a significant drop in cutoffs with the second list. So while Ramjas College is set to wrap up admission for practically all the commerce and B.A. courses, admission convenor K.S. Verma feels that a third list for science subjects is imminent.

“The poor show for subjects such as Applied Physical Science, B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Chemistry is continuing even with the lowering of cutoffs. We might need to lower the qualifying marks even further. Daulat Ram also expects a third list for Chemistry, Life Sciences and Zoology.