Got through the course or college of your choice in the second list?
Go for it.
But do check out the college notice boards before withdrawing admission from a course.
“If a student gets through the college or the course of his or her choice, the student is advised to take admission,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, student's welfare. “All it requires to withdraw admission from a college is a minor application. The whole process does not take more than one or two hours.”
Even if students have paid the fees for a course they were admitted into in the first cut-off list, the students will get a refund.
“A college cannot refuse to refund a student their fees, especially when a student has withdrawn an application within the stipulated time period of 15 days. All that is allowed is a minor deduction of Rs 50,” Tuteja said.
However, before withdrawing an application, a student should verify whether he or she has got admission in the other college.
"Just because a student makes the cut-off in a college, does not mean the student has got admission. Several courses in different colleges have different criteria, such as minimum marks needed in a subject, or a certain subjects needed to undertake to pursue a course," said J.S. Bakshi, principal, Dayal Singh College.
"Many times, such information is not available in newspapers, so a student should personally go and check with the individual colleges, before withdrawing his or her admission. Otherwise, the student may not get admission."
While withdrawing, students must also make sure they have collected all the original marksheets and certificates.
"These will be required to take admission in the next college," said Manasvini M. Yogi, media coordinator, Indraprastha College for Women.
But Yogi advises a student not to take admission in the second list, if the course they pursue is not important.
"These days, except for professional courses, most courses like history, political science, philosophy and sociology are interdisciplinary. A student has more or less the same prospects after pursuing these courses. So, if a good a college is important to a student, it is better that he or she sticks to it," Yogi said.
Yogi, however, warned that a student should not wait to take admission till the last day.
"Just today I met a student who had read somewhere that the cut-off would be between 60 and 70 per cent. But she did not check the cut-off in our college. When we told her that the cut-off for the general category was 70, she was left disappointed. She was getting admission in other colleges through the first list, but there was little time left," she said.