Students flock to the Faculty of Arts in Delhi University's North Campus during the admission process for the new four-year undergraduate courses. HT Photo/Virendra Singh Gosain
The cut-off percentages for admission to popular courses in Delhi University did not show any remarkable drop in its second list on Sunday with B Tech course emerging as the new favourite among students.
Eleven of the 21 colleges offering B Tech in computer science were closed for admission in the general category while the drop in the cut off in others was marginal.
However, rank-outsider Ramlal Anand College, which had shocked everyone by putting its ceiling at 100% in the first list for the B Tech course for non-science background students showed a 5 per cent drop in its cut off.
From the perfect score of 100 for them, the cut off now is now at 95% for all general category students.
Much to the relief of students looking forward to get placed in DU's top colleges, admissions remain open for most of the popular courses in them although there has not been any significant drop in their cut offs.
While Hindu College came down by 0.25% for the much sought after commerce course, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College showed a drop of 1% for the same.
The bar dropped only by 0.25% points for Economics course in Shri Ram College of Commerce, which had its first cut-off at 97.5.
Hindu College hardly showed any difference in its percentage for Commerce, Economics and English, while admissions for Political Science, History and Hindi were closed at the college.
Popularity of Political Science and History courses seems to have risen due to the BA Programme course no longer being available.
LSR, Gargi, Kamala Nehru, Kirori Mal and IP College were among the colleges to have closed their admissions for Political Science.
Meanwhile, the high cut off in the first list has led to students securing seats at most of the off campus colleges.
Some of these colleges have even closed their admissions in general category for the more popular courses.
Among science courses, the drop in cut off was a little more significant as it fell by almost 2% at both Hans Raj and Ramjas for Physics and Botany.
14 colleges closed their admissions for the Mathematics course.
There was a dip of 2-3% in the cut off for Journalism and Mass Communication course in the six colleges offering the subject.
Admissions for the second cut off will begin from Monday and continue till July 3.
See Delhi University's second cut-off list here