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Many leave DU after engg counselling

The allotment of seats in engineering colleges and other competitive examinations made several well-known colleges of Delhi University to come out with the fourth cut-off lists, teachers say. Mallica Joshi reports.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2012 00:52 IST
Mallica Joshi

The allotment of seats in engineering colleges and other competitive examinations made several well-known colleges of Delhi University to come out with the fourth cut-off lists, teachers say.

While Shri Ram College for Commerce's fourth list with a 0.25% reduction in percentage was the most surprising, Hindu College, Hansraj College and Kirori Mal College also came out with a fourth list.

"We saw a sizeable number of withdrawals from Economics (honours) in the past one week. Most of these students withdrew because they had got admission in an engineering college of their choice," said a teacher at SRCC on the condition of anonymity.

According to university experts, many students who have taken admission in science courses will also withdraw admission once they get a professional course of their choice.

"We see this trend every year. Students, especially from the science stream, take admission in DU as a back-up option. They leave as soon as they get admission in an engineering or a medical college," said a senior DU official.

The re-opening of admission in SRCC means that other colleges will have to release a 5th cut-off list. And it is not just Economics (honours) that has seen a fourth list. Even in the much sought-after B.Com (honours), many top colleges, including Hindu College and Hans Raj College have come out with a fourth list.

"We have seen around seven withdrawals in Economics and 18 in B.Com (honours). We will have to come out with a fifth list but it will be with only a reduction on 0.25%. The competitive exams are also a big reason for withdrawals," said Bhim Sen Singh, principal, Kirori Mal College.

At Hindu College, the number of withdrawals in B.Com (honours) was six. The college may have to come out with a fifth list in the subject.