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DU seats have remained the same

india Updated: Jun 29, 2011 12:55 IST

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Diksha Jain
Springdales School, Pusa Road

Since the first two cut-offs are out and there is not much hope left, the race which began nearly three months ago is approaching its end. Most of us have got admission into a college, whether we have had to compromise on the course or the college of our choice. The others who have not landed up anywhere will surely do so in a few days’ time, because something good is in store for each of us!

One thing that is causing a major problem, me and my friends feel, is that since there are reservations in various categories, about 50% of the seats are already taken up. Also, there are no seats reserved for Delhiites in the Delhi University. Students from state boards with same or higher percentage as students from the central board are also competing for those small number of seats. While the population of Delhi has almost doubled in the past 25 years, the number of seats available per course have remained the same. I can relate this scenario to a picture of many rats running after a single piece of cheese!

My experience during the admission process has been pretty good. Most colleges had a smooth process of depositing fees, barring a few, where the staff could not handle the rush, and the process from filling the form to depositing the fees took almost four hours! The staff in colleges like Hansraj and Kirori Mal was very polite and helpful. All answered our queries enthusiastically.

Personally speaking, I am still pinning my hopes on the third list, because it is rightly said, the quest for the best never seems to cease.