On the last day of admissions under the first cut-off list, the number of students with 100% who joined Shri Ram College of Commerce rose to four.
One student from Tamil Nadu and three from Kerala opted for the premier college as did Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) topper M Gayatri, who scored 99.2%.
One of them — Yadul Krishna K from Kerala, who has a centum for the best-of-four average — spoke to HT about how joining SRCC, albeit after waiting for a year, is a dream come true. 18-year-old Yadul, who is from the city of Kannur, first came to Delhi in 2014 and ended up taking admission in another Delhi University college despite his score.
“I had come from Kerala to Delhi and didn’t know anything about how things worked at DU. The Four Years Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) crisis was going on and admissions were delayed. Under pressure from family, I took admission in a lesser known college. Later, I withdrew my admission after a semester. I figured that SRCC is the best college for Commerce and that with my score I can get in,” said the topper who studied Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics and English from Kerala Board.
Yadul said he waited for a year because he was confident of making it to SRCC.
Though his perfect score in the board examination have been the talking point for anyone he meets, he said it raised his friends and family’s expectations.
“When I came to the college, there was a ma’am who said ‘now you should live up to our college’s expectation and get similar score in graduation’. It is sort of cool, but then it adds pressure. This pressure can act in positive as well as negative ways. But I think for me it will be positive,” he said.
Yadul, who lives with his mother and sister, said he was looking forward to hostel life.
“I will apply for college’s hostel and I am looking forward to it,” he said.
His father works with a private company in Qatar and his mother is a home-maker.
“My mother encouraged me to study, but she always left it to me. I used to study three hours every day from the first day of classes itself,” said Yadul who loves reading and writing.