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After cutoffs drop, spate of cancellations

The second list has seen a sharp drop. And if one goes by the trend then there might be plenty of options avialable in the third list.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2006 10:57 IST

The second list has seen a sharp drop in humanities and science streams. And if one goes by the trend, there will be plenty of options available by the time the third list is out.

This is when requests for migration and transfer to other courses happen the most. And this year too, things promise to be no different. In fact, many college helpdesks are already getting queries on cancelling admission and migration to other colleges. 

How to cancel admission

* You will have to give an application to cancel your admission. In most colleges, this application has to be signed by the principal

*The application goes to the college office where you get your original certificates back (some colleges like ARSD and Sri

Venkateswara only take copies of certificates and not the originals)

*Cancelling your admission can take a whole day so start early. If you want to cancel admission after the third list comes
out, do not wait and do it the day the list is released

*You will get your fees back in the form of a cheque. This could take longer than a month

“I wanted to study B.Com (H) in a North Campus college but with 84 per cent, I am only getting B.Com (P) at Kamala Nehru College and some other South Campus colleges.

"I wanted to know if I can transfer to B.Com (H) if I make the third cutoff or if I could migrate to some other college later,” said Swati one of the many students at the Kamala Nehru helpdesk.

The Delhi University allows students to migrate to their college of choice during the second year if they have minimum 60% marks and have passed in all subjects including subsidiary ones.

While most colleges take students from other colleges, some like Lady Sri Ram and St. Stephens don’t. But that doesn’t stop students from trying. Many students and parents at ARSD College wanted to know the procedure for cancelling admission and when would they get the fees back.

The counsellor said the college would not deduct much but we will not get the money back before a month, that is a pretty long time” said Vinay Vyas, a parent who hopes his son would make it to a good college in north campus in the third list.

“There are too many questions about the possibility of a third cutoff list and about migration to other colleges,” said Rajnikant, a counsellor at ARSD. It’s the same story at Gargi College.

“Most students want to know about the third cutoff list and if they can transfer from one course to another, like a girl who has taken admission in Philosophy (H) wanted to know if she can change to B.Com (P) if she makes it to the third list,” said Aarja Bhattacharya, vice president of the college’s students union.

“Apart from queries about admission and courses, many people also want to know how to cancel their admission and when will they get their certificates and fees back,” said Priyanka, a student counsellor at Kamala Nehru.

The sad part is that colleges can do very little to contain the drain. “There are many students who are cancelling their admissions but there are also students who are cancelling their admissions in other colleges and coming here,” said Meera Ramchandran, principal, Gargi College.

Second-rung colleges are the ones who get badly affected. “We are getting more requests for cancellation of admission,” said Dyal Singh College principal D. Jagannathan.