So the third list is not always such a grim prospect. For those students who have still not managed to get into the college of their choice or any college at all — here is a golden chance.
The good news is that apart from many science courses remaining open with slashed cutoff marks, several top DU colleges have kept admissions open for a couple of humanities courses like the restructured BA programme that is quite a hit with students.
Colleges like Zakir Husain and Deshbandhu have seats available in almost all humanities courses, including B.Com (H), Economics, English and Psychology. Colleges like Hindu, Hans Raj, Gargi, Daulat Ram, SGTB Khalsa, Zakir Husain and Dyal Singh have kept admissions open for the BA programme.
“We have only a few seats left for BA programme. We get a lot of sports and ECA students for the course. But this time we want a mass of serious students who can do an academic course well", said Kavita Sharma, principal Hindu College.
At Hindu, admissions are also open for Mathematics, Hindi and Sanskrit. And if you are a Physics enthusiast, this is your chance to grab a seat at Hindu. Admissions are open for a number of science courses, including Chemistry, Botany, BSc Math.
The cutoff has been slashed by 3 per cent to 4 per cent in Hindu, Hansraj, KMC. Physics is also available at Ramjas. Seats in BSc Life Sciences, Applied Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Applied Physical Sciences are lying unoccupied in most colleges.
“There are no takers for these subjects. But we are overcautious about science, given the high attrition rate,” said S.R. Arora, principal Hans Raj College. For Economics, B.Com (H) or B.Com (Pass) there are still a few options open in south campus. B.Com (H), the most sought after course in the University, is still available at Ram Lal Anand, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E) and Sri Aurobindo College (E).
The percentages these colleges are asking for is between 80-89 per cent, while the cut off of Sri Aurobindo (E) is as low as 75-80 per cent. There are more seats available if you want to opt for B.Com (Pass).
Even popular colleges like Gargi and middle-rung ones like ARSD, DCAC and Dyal Singh are still offering the course. While these colleges are asking for marks above 85 per cent, you can also get a seat with lower percentages at PGDAV, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E) and Ram Lal Anand and Sri Aurobindo.
Economics is still available at Deshbandhu, Ram Lal Anand and Sri Aurobindo (E). Coming to humanities, Political Science seems to be a very popular option as many colleges have closed admissions for the course.
However there are still seats available at DCAC, Maitreyi, Moti Lal Nehru, Deshbandhu, PGDAV, Sri Aurobindo, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E) and Dyal Singh (E). The situation in History is not much better but you still have a chance in Sri Venkateswara (77.25-83) that has brought the cut off down by 0.75 per cent.
Other colleges offering the course are Deshbandhu, Dyal Singh, Moti Lal Nehru, PGDAV and Ram Lal Anand. If you are interested in doing BA Programme, cutoff mark for the course has gone down by 2-7 per cent at many colleges.