Authorities at Delhi University have instructed colleges to prepare a new merit list for admissions in undergraduate courses after students and their parents complained about a confusion over the required cutoff.
On Wednesday, colleges issued a separate list of seats that were not filled even after the release of the fifth cutoff. The application process for the list is over and admissions will take place on Thursday and Friday.
“We have not received a circular but already received instructions from the university. This is for the first time that the process is online so such problems do occur. By next year everything will be fine,” Suman Sharma, principal of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, said.
Many students, who had similar or higher marks than the required, said their names were not there in the merit list. At Kirori Mal College (KMC), a student with 95% marks did not have her name in the merit list but others with 93-94% score were asked to apply for admission.
“I do not know how this problem has occurred when we made an online application. Such trouble is not expected from such a big university,” VK Malhotra, a parent, said. He has been running around for his daughter’s admission.
There were similar problems at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College and several others.
On their part, colleges said the problem occurred because of the data provided by the university and also due to the sheer number of applications.
“It was a very tedious process of screening a large number of applications. For very few seats there are a large number of applications. Moreover, the university data also has several discrepancies,” a teacher at KMC, who did not want to be named, said.
This year, the university also allowed students, who have already taken admission in a college, to re-apply to others without withdrawing their names.
The second merit list will be issued on Saturday. Students will have to get their documents verified and get an approval for admission under the second merit list by Tuesday.
A third merit list will be released on August 3.