Applicants for humanities courses at Delhi University (DU) whose hopes were dashed by high cut-offs are now looking at alternatives to make it to the popular courses.
The aspirants, who are pinning their hopes on waiting lists and the possibility of more cut-off lists, have been opting for courses such as BA (Programme) to wait for their chance of qualifying for a mainstream humanities course.
“I was hoping to make it to one of the mainstream humanities courses. Admissions, however, are over. I will have to take admission to BA (Programme) and shift once the fifth cut-off list is out, and the waiting list throws up an opportunity,” said Niyati Misra, an aspirant.
However, it seems some aspirants have run out of luck as the remaining few seats in courses such as BA (Programme) require subject combinations that they do not have.
“Most colleges have differing subject combinations for courses such as BA (Programme). I went for admission to a college where I fulfilled all requirements only to find that having Punjabi in Class 12 boards was necessary,” said Anita Garg, an aspirant.
DU officials, however, said the possibility of another cut-off list for courses such as history or political science was remote. Most colleges have over-admitted in these courses. Besides, they are likely to offer vacancies to their own students. “It is prudent for students to take admission now in whatever course they make it to,” said a senior DU official.