The cut-offs were declared after a long wait. (HT photo)
The second day of admissions in Delhi University (DU) saw a large number of applicants turning up on campus despite the high cut-offs issued by many colleges.
Shri Ram College of Commerce has admitted more students than the number of sanctioned seats in Economics (honours).
The college has 123 seats in the popular course but has granted admission to 129 applicants. There is still one more day to go for admissions under the first list.
In BCom (honours), the college has admitted 418 applicants as against 501 available seats. While a second list in economics is more or less ruled out, the college may have to come out with a second list in the commerce subject if the response is not as per expectations on Thursday.
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A good response was seen at Ramjas College, which saw 670 out of 1,300 seats being allotted to candidates. Seats in English, History and Zoology have been reported full while BCom is supposed to be filling at a good pace.
At Miranda House, the response is not very enthusiastic, mostly because of the very high cut-offs.
The college has managed to fill up 430 of the 1,000 seats. While the science courses have seen a good response, a second list is expected in most courses.
In off-campus colleges too, the response is reported to be good.
At Kamla Nehru College, a large number of applicants have vied for admission in the English and psychology courses.
The college has offered admission to 80 candidates for English while psychology has received 45. Only one seat is vacant with a whole day of admissions to go.
The college will, however, come out with cut-offs in Sanskrit, mathematics, BCom programme and BA programme.
Delhi University has very clear rules that state than no applicant can be denied admission in a college if she/he meets the cut-offs and they seek admission within the stipulated time.
Even if a college has filled all its seats, it will still have to admit all applicants who meet the cut-off.
Any college who is part of Delhi University cannot follow a first come first served rule. Colleges, therefore, set additional eligibility criteria to pick and choose candidates. Thursday is the last date of admission under the first list.
The colleges will prepare their second cut-off lists after admission is over.
Those applicants who get through a college or course of their choice in the second list are free to withdraw their admission in the first list. Colleges are required to return the certificates of such students within 24 hours.