With just one day left for the first round of admissions to get over, seats in popular courses like B.Com. (honours) and economics (honours) are already full in sought-after colleges.
On Saturday, more than 40 students took admission in Shri Ram College for Commerce (SRCC) in both these courses. The college has already over-shot its quota of seats for general category students by more than 160 students. A similar story unfolded at Hindu College. This, cut-offs being quite high in both these colleges.
“The cut-offs may have been perceived as unrealistic by some sections, but the rate at which these seats got filled up and the number of students who are still turning up for admission indicates that our cut-offs were actually a little low,” said PC Jain, principal SRCC.
While there are 255 seats in B.Com. (honours) at SRCC, the college has already admitted more than 400 students for the course. In Economics, 70 students have taken admission against 62 seats.
The first list had left many students and parents, especially in Delhi, disappointed. Two Delhi region CBSE toppers were not able to make it to the course of their choice at SRCC.
“Our system is very transparent and fair. We set a cut-off and if the students meet it, we give them admission. There are many city toppers from other states who have failed to get admission,” Jain added.
Colleges such as Lady Shri Ram College and Kirori Mal College, meanwhile, have not been able to fill many seats in B.Com. and Economics and will certainly come out with a second list.
According to rules, Delhi University being a central university is not allowed to give preference to students from any state. In a state university, however, students from the state where the university is get 85% reservation. University experts, meanwhile, state that focussing on one college is dangerous.
“Every college in the university is equally good. Students and their parents should not run after one college, otherwise such problems are bound to occur,” said Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor, Delhi University.