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DU: Second list for most subjects likely

delhi Updated: Jun 29, 2013 00:07 IST
Shaswati Das
Shaswati Das
Hindustan Times
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Delhi University is scheduled to close admissions for students making the cut under its first cut-off list on Saturday. But aspirants, who missed the bus after the first round of admissions, have reasons to be hopeful still.

While a number of humanities subjects such as history, sociology and political science have seen a large number of students seeking admissions, officials claimed that most colleges are likely to come out with a second cut-off list for other subjects such as commerce, economics, English and many science courses.

“So far we have filled a total of 200 seats and a second cut-off list is expected for courses such as commerce, English and journalism. However, the dip in percentage will not be very significant,” said Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator, Lady Shri Ram College.

Colleges such as Kamala Nehru also claimed that even courses such as journalism, sociology, mathematics, Hindi, Sanskrit, economics, philosophy and geography will figure in their second list. Others courses for which admissions are full after the first list may see openings later depending on the number of withdrawals.

“While several courses will figure in the second cut-off list, some other courses which will close after the first-list of admissions may open up in the third list if there are any withdrawals,” said Geetesh Nirban, media coordinator, Kamala Nehru College.

Students looking to study at Hansraj College also have reason to breathe easy as the college has decided to open all its courses under the second list.

“There will be a slight dip in marks in the second list and we will open all courses for admission. This is because even one mark makes a huge difference to the number of candidates who apply for a particular course,” said VK Kawatra, principal, Hansraj College.