Very few students turned up for admission at Delhi University’s undergraduate courses on Tuesday despite the dip in the second cutoff list.
The second list saw a dip of 1-3 percentage points in science courses and 0.25-2 percentage points in humanities and commerce. But the minimum mark still remained above 95% in popular colleges.
Ramjas College admitted 77 students on Tuesday, taking the total number of admissions to 477. The college has 1,100 seats. The college, which in the first list had the highest cutoff for BCom (Hons) at 99.25 %, higher than SRCC’s 98%, reduced the minimum benchmark to 97.75%.
“There were few admissions today as it was the first day under the second list. Students usually take a day to make up their mind about course and college,” said Rajendra Prasad, principal, Ramjas.
Hansraj College conducted only 27 admissions and filled a total of 513 seats out of 1,165. Similarly, at Kirori Mal College, 208 admissions were done. The college has 1,385 seats.
At Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), 111 admissions were done taking the total number of seats filled to 471. The college is now left with 203 seats. At Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), around 60-70 students took admissions. The college has filled around 261-271 seats out of the total 730.
Indraprastha College for Women completed 104 admissions. The college has admitted 380 students against the total seats of 1,013.
Even off-campus colleges saw low turnout. At Aryabhatta College, only 100 admissions were done against the total 700 seats. At Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD), only 58 took admissions. The college has 1,179 seats out of which 98 has been filled.
“The cutoff has been really high due to which not many students are taking admissions. Colleges have to be careful to not allow over admission by low cutoffs,” said Gyantosh K Jha, principal of the college.