The first day of admissions under the second cutoff list in Delhi University colleges was marked by withdrawals and students shifting to colleges of their choice.
These withdrawals, however, do not mean that the courses whose admissions were closed in the second list will be opened for admission in the third list.
Principals say that by the end of admissions in this list, more courses will be closed.
It will be clear on Wednesday whether popular colleges will come out with a third cutoff list on July 10.
Daulat Ram College had 88 withdrawals as against 123 admissions on Tuesday.
“The withdrawals were in courses such as BA Programme, Bio-chemistry and Zoology where there was over admission. So I do not think this is going to affect the already closed courses much,” said Savita Roy, principal of the college. The admissions to Bio-chemistry and Philosophy were closed in the second list
Even at Indraprastha College for Women, there were nearly 40 withdrawals as against 104 admissions. “Withdrawals are uniformly taking place across all courses, so at present it looks like we will not have to open admissions for courses closed in the second list. We are hoping that by the end of admissions under the second list, more courses will be closed,” said Babli Moitra Saraf, IP principal. Admissions have been closed for Philosophy and History (Hons) in IP College.
Similarly, Maitreyi College had about 80 withdrawals from courses such as BA Programme. “The withdrawal for the courses hat has been closed, such as History, Political Science and Sociology, was not very substantial. So there is less possibility of the courses opening now,” said Savita Dutta, Maitryi College principal.
Shri Ram College of Commerce did not have any withdrawals. Students were shifting to the college after withdrawing admission from colleges like Kirori Mal and Hansraj College.
Across colleges there were long lines at the withdrawal counter as students waited to get their original certificates. This time original documents had to be submitted while taking admissions.
“Even though the dip in the cutoffs was minor, I managed to clear the Political Science cutoff for Miranda House. So now, I have withdrawn my admission from Sri Venkateswara and waiting to finish the application process at Miranda House,” said Rashika Kapoor, an aspirant who scored 96.5% in Class 12 board exams. She had missed the college in the first list by 0.5%.
Off-campus colleges too had withdrawals but were lesser compared to on-campus colleges. For instance, there were 2 withdrawals at Aryabhatta College and 7 at Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College.