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Better bet: Don’t wait for second cut-off list

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 23:55 IST
Mallica Joshi

Are you waiting for the second cut-off list for admission to Delhi University? Don’t. Securing admission in the first list is a better option as there may not be a second cut-off list for popular courses in many colleges.

Most colleges, be it on campus or off campus, have already filled the seats available in popular courses such as BSc Physics (Honours), BSc Chemistry (Honours), BA Economics (Honours) and BCom (Honours). Despite the high cut-offs in both Science and Commerce courses, some colleges have taken in more students than the seats available in few courses.

At Miranda House, courses such as BSc Physics (Honours), BA Political Science (Honours) and BA History (Honours) are already over-booked. “In Political Science, we have admitted 71 students against 54 seats,” said Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House.

With still another day to go, the college has already admitted 759 students against 986 seats as per the first list.

“There is a lot of rush this year as the Class XII results were very good. Science has made a comeback despite the high cut-offs as there were a large number of applications,” added Jolly.

The scene at Gargi College, an off campus college, is also similar. “We have admitted three times the capacity in popular courses such as BA English (Honours) and BSc Physics (Honours),” said Meera Ramchandran, principal, Gargi College. Seats in BA Political Science (Honours) and BCom (Honours) and (Programme) are also full.

“We might not come out with a second cut-off list but if the students withdraw admissions, we might come out with a third list,” Ramchandran added. Hansraj College and Kirori Mal College and have also admitted more students than the seats they offer.

Meanwhile, the dissociation of the teachers from the admission process continued but the colleges said they could ‘manage’ with the help of the non-academic staff. “We conducted the admission process smoothly. Even though the rush was unexpected, we had no problems,” said Vinay Kumar Srivastav, principal, Hindu College.