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Last chance for DU aspirants, some seats still vacant

delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2013 00:49 IST
Mallica Joshi
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Good news for those who missed out on a chance to study at Delhi University. Some colleges are still left with a few vacant seats.

As counselling sessions for admission to engineering colleges got delayed this year, a number of colleges saw more withdrawals than usual.

“The engineering counselling sessions happened in July end and August this year. As a result, we have seen a number of students withdrawing their admissions, leaving behind vacant general category seats,” said Sarita Passi, who is charge of admissions at Zakir Husain Delhi College.

“We plan to ask our principal to write to the DU administration to allow us to fill these seats,” Passi added.

Many other colleges were facing the withdrawal symptoms. Teachers at Dyal Singh College said students were withdrawing admissions for engineering seats or other colleges and courses of their choice.

Dyal Singh principal IS Bakshi, however, claimed that withdrawals were not something out of the ordinary.

Seats are being vacated in the reserved categories as well.

“Admissions in the reserved categories ended on Thursday. Many students withdrew admissions to go to their colleges or courses of choice. This leaves vacant seats in reserved categories. We are not being able to divide sections properly due to this uncertainty,” said Vinita Chandra, who teaches English at Ramjas College.

In off-campus colleges such as Aditi Mahavidyalaya, however, the withdrawals were for a different reason.

“Since my college is in a rural area, a number of girls drop out after they get admission in courses that are more likely to get them jobs after completion,” said Kalpana Bharara, principal, Aditi Mahavidyalaya.