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Reason to worry: Colleges declare over-admissions

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was among a host of colleges to declare “over-admissions” in humanities courses such as political science honours and sociology honours. The chances of a second cut-off list for the courses are remote. Shaswati Das and Mallica Joshi report.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2012 00:36 IST

Delhi University aspirants looking to make the grade when the second cut-off list is released may have reason to worry.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was among a host of colleges to declare “over-admissions” in humanities courses such as political science honours and sociology honours. The chances of a second cut-off list for the courses are remote.

“More students have been given admissions to the BCom (Hons) course than we can accommodate. We have 252 seats, but more than 295 students have gained admissions. We will, therefore, not issue a second cut-off list for the course. There is, however, a slight chance of a second cut-off list for economics honours, because there have been 53 admissions so far for 62 seats,” said PC Jain, principal of the SRCC, where sky-high cut-offs did not deter applicants from queuing up for admissions.

At Hindu College, there is a strong possibility of a second cut-off list for economics honours, sociology honours and BCom (Hons). Officials in other colleges said they would be cautious while deciding on second cut-off lists.

“BA (Programme) seats are all taken, and we won't release a second list for the course. There may also be no second list for geography honours and political science honours. There is, however, a distinct possibility of a second list for economics honours and most science courses for which the requirements could be lowered marginally,” said Bhimsen Singh, principal, Kirori Mal College.

The demand for seats in humanities courses has been high. However, there could be a few opportunities available for those looking for seats in science courses, especially in off-campus colleges.

At Ramjas College, which also announced high cut-offs, a second list for science courses is an almost certainty.

“Their cut-offs are higher than ours. I think they are waiting for applicants to settle down in other colleges. Their second list will be more realistic,” said an official at Hindu College.

Almost all seats at Hindu College’s honours courses in botany and physics have been taken.

The figures on the second day of admissions at Miranda House were better. “We saw an unprecedented rush today. We have had over-admissions in the chemistry and life sciences courses. Other colleges may release second lists, but if the cut-offs at Hindu or Hansraj drop considerably, many students will want to switch,” said Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House.

At off-campus colleges such as Dyal Singh College and Zakir Husain Delhi College, officials were sure of second lists.