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Admissions surge after Ambedkar’s third list

Ambedkar University’s third merit list, which closed on Tuesday, evoked better response than the previous cut-offs, numbers proved. Nishtha reports.

india Updated: Jul 16, 2013 23:48 IST
Nishtha

Ambedkar University’s third merit list, which closed on Tuesday, evoked better response than the previous cut-offs, numbers proved.

Out of the 191 students admitted by the varsity so far, 91 enrolled themselves after the third cut-off.

The university admitted 21 students under its ‘outside Delhi’ category, from a large number who had applied for its courses.

“I have taken admission in English. Though I got through an off-campus college under University of Delhi, I suppose studying here will be a better option. I can get dual degrees from Ambedkar, which is an added advantage,” said Vashu Malik from Haryana.

Ambedkar University allows a student to exit its undergraduate programme after three years with a BA honours degree and a major in one subject. Students also have the choice of studying further and obtaining a four year dual-degree with a major in two subjects.

The varsity was started as a model university in 2009 by the Delhi government and reserves 85% of its seats for students from National Capital Region.

Economics was the most sought after course at Ambedkar University followed by mathematics, social sciences and humanities and sociology.

“We have received an overwhelming response for our undergraduate programme in economics. In fact, we have over admitted students in this subject, so no fourth cut-off will be released for economics,” said Kuriakose Mamkoottam, Dean of student Services.

Mamkoottam’s statement came as a large number of students and parents enquired about the fourth list at the various admission help counters.

“The most common query was about the fourth cut-off list and the kind of dip in percentage that students can expect, said Arpit Gaind, student volunteer at the admission counter.

This year, around 6,800 applications were received by the varsity.

Around 54 seats remaining with the varsity will be up for grabs when it comes out with a fourth list on Wednesday.