Many students decided to adopt a wait-and-watch approach on Thursday, after Delhi University announced high cutoffs for admission to its undergraduate courses.
On Thursday, the Delhi University website briefly crashed after suffering a technical glitch, forcing students to wait for admission slips outside colleges.
Sources, however, confirmed that the rush of students seeking admission was less this year.
Principals and officials of the university attributed the low rush to the high cutoff.
The less rush also means more seats are likely to be empty after admission under the first cut off list ends, increasing the chances of a second cutoff.
The second cutoff list will be released on the night of July 4 and is likely to see a slight drop.
This time the highest cutoff for B.Com (hons) is at Ramjas College at 99.25%. For other courses, in most colleges, the cutoff hovered around the 95% amrks. Even for BA programme at Kirori Mal College, the cutoff is high as 96%.
This year only 27 students were admitted at Ramjas College on first day of admission, as opposed to 160 last year. At Hindu College, a mere 35 students turned up to take admission, almost one third of the number last year.
Even at Miranda House only 80 admissions took palce as against 145 last year.
Principal of Kirori Mal College (KMC) said that a lot of seats will be up for grabs during the second cutoff list.
“In the first and second list, the cutoff is always on the higher side. By the third list, it will see a dip,” said Dinesh Khattar, KMC principal.