Students who had not yet made the cut to University of Delhi (DU) had much to smile about as a number of colleges under the varsity have come out with a fourth cut-off list for admissions.
The reductions in the cut-off, however as per the trend, were minimal with the required marks in most courses dropping by around 0.5 percentage points only.
At Hindu College, seats are still available in commerce, economics, sociology, chemistry and botany courses. Similarly, Hansraj College, one of the popular colleges under the university, too had seats remaining in most of its popular courses with only admissions to Hindi and Botany being closed. The college had come out with a very cautious and high first cut-off list to begin with.
“We have kept the commerce cut-off same (as it was in the third cut-off) but the required marks in accountancy have been brought down from 98 to 97. We think this is going to help us fill our seats,” said Pradyumn Kumar, principal, Hindu College.
Miranda House, Kamla Nehru College and Ramjas College also have seats up for grabs in a few courses.
A few colleges, such as Lady Shri Ram College for Women, however have closed admissions in all subjects, except history.
The fourth list has given a lot of students hopes of making it to DU.
“I had thought that most of the colleges would stop admissions after the third list.
I am pleasantly surprised that the fourth list was declared and also by the fact that it has so many options, especially in the more popular courses,” said Mayank Negi, an applicant.
A number of colleges have been cautious about their cut-offs to avoid over admissions.
The colleges that declared slightly lower cut-offs saw a large number of applicant seeking admission. Gargi College has seen five times more admissions in economics, than the sanctioned number of seats. At Kamla Nehru College, seats are still available in commerce, economics and psychology.