Cutoffs may still be unbelievably high, but even the marginal decrease in percentage in leading colleges has led to a cascading effect. While a number of students made the most of the dipping cutoffs and secured admission in their favourite college, institutions had to brace for withdrawals.
Even Hindu College, one of the most sought after institutions, saw a total of 11 withdrawals in the last two days.
“We expect students to withdraw admissions once the second cutoff is out since the admission process of all the colleges are linked. This is why we kept our admissions open in BCom (H) despite the fact that we had already filled all our seats,” said a Hindu College official.
It has already taken in 566 students against 460 seats. Hindu is also prepared to declare a third list that will add the much required buffer population in not just science courses, but also in some humanities courses.
IP College also experienced 25 withdrawals in the last two days. The college is, however, not likely to declare a third list.
“Students have withdrawn from even popular courses like BCom (H), Economics, English and Maths,” said Manaswini Yogi, media co-ordinator at IP College. Most colleges want the process to be smooth for students.
“We are not even keeping the original certificates of students. They just have to come and inform us. The fee is fully refundable,” said a Hindu College official.