The second cut-off list for admission to Delhi University colleges may see a dip of 0.25-1% on Monday giving students who failed to clear the sky-high cut-offs in the first round another chance. The cut-offs -- to be declared online on Monday night – may see a greater dip for social science and humanities courses.
A second list released earlier than others by Kirori Mal College and Deshbandhu College indicated the same. While history (hons) came down from 95.5% to 94.75% at KMC, political science (hons) is now available for 97% as against 98% in the first list .
Deshbandhu College, which closed admissions to B.Com (hons) and economics (hons), slashed cutoffs for history (hons) and political science (hons) to 86% and 87%, respectively.
The Sri Ram College of Commerce has closed B.Com (hons) admissions but will come up with a second list for economics (hons). “There will be a second cut-off list for economics (hons) with a dip of 0.25-0.50%. But there is no second list for commerce as seats are already full. In fact, we have given admission to more number of students than seats available,” said Ashok Sehgal, officiating principal, SRCC. The first cut-off for economics (hons) at SRCC was 98.75%.
Ramjas College too closed admission to several courses. Of the 1,300 seats available across courses, around 745 have been filled. “Seats are full in zoology, botany, life sciences, English and political science. For the rest, we will have a second list,” said principal Rajendra Prasad who hinted at a dip of 0.50-1%.
A second list is also likely at Lady Shri Ram College which had announced the highest cutoffs for economics (hons) and English (hons) at 98% and 98.25%, respectively. “We have seats left in economics, English and B.Com (hons) among some other courses,” said spokesperson Kanika Ahuja.
Aspirants of B.Com (hons), a popular course which saw several takers in the first round, can try their luck at Ram Lal Anand College which is likely to bring out a second list for the course. The college, however, closed admissions to political science (hons). “We are coming out with a second list in many subjects, including commerce and journalism (Hindi). Across subjects there will be a decrease of about 0.25-3% (in cutoffs). However, seats for political science and statistics are full,” said principal Vijay K Sharma.
Anju Srivastava, acting principal of Hindu College, however, sounded a note of caution. “There would not be much decrease in cutoffs. They would drop by 0.25-0.5% in different subjects. There are many courses like sociology and botany which are already full,” she said.
Admissions based on the second list would begin Tuesday.