It was a mixed bag for Delhi University aspirants on the first day of admissions for the second cut-off list.
While some colleges opened the gates for aspirants who missed the first list by a few percentage points, many had closed admissions for popular courses.
Students on Friday lined up at colleges such as Lady Shri Ram, Sri Venkateswara, Shri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas. Others like Gargi College saw a moderate crowd as admissions in popular courses were closed.
Venkateswara College filled 182 seats against 722 seats left after the first cut-offs. There was some confusion, though, over withdrawal of admissions. The college saw 15 withdrawals on Friday.
In IP College for women, as many as 200 students took admission while 730 students grabbed seats in Miranda College.
As many as 560 students took admission for B.Com (Hons) in SRCC. The college is likely to admit more students than the number of seats available.
Ram Lal Anand College has 600 seats out of which 289 have been filled. “Out of the 289 seats, 107 are tentative. It has been my personal experience that 25%-30% students don’t turn up for admissions as they find a better option for themselves”, said Vijay Sharma, principal, Ram Lal Anand College.
“I had got philosophy (hons) at LSR in the first list but I wanted to pursue sociology (hons), which I got in the second list at JMC. Now I don’t want to withdraw from LSR because it has been a dream to study there, even though I am have not got my preferred course,” said Akanksha Kapoor, who took admission in LSR College.
Many aspirants who missed the first list but made it to the second one heaved a sigh of relief. “I couldn’t get through in the first list, but now my percentage meets the second cut-off for BA programme and history (hons) at SGTB Khalsa,” said Rahul Pahuja, who has scored 90.5% in his boards.
There were others who figured in the first list but could not come to Delhi on time. “I couldn’t come to Delhi yesterday since I am an outstation student. My marks met the first cut off list at Sri Venketeshwara College for B.Sc mathematics but now I will have to look for some other college,” said Vikas Badoria from Etawah in Uttar Pradesh.