This is just to put in perspective how tough the competition is for those seeking a seat in a Delhi University college.
Two students with 100% marks obtained admission to the most sought-after BCom (Hons) course at the Shri Ram College of Commerce. Incidentally, the college had announced a 100% cut-off for the course in 2011.
"Last year, there was a girl from the Tamil Nadu board who had scored 100% in the board examination. This year, we have already admitted two such students. We are yet to ascertain which boards they are from. The details will emerge only by Wednesday evening," said PC Jain, principal, SRCC."While scrutinising the application forms, we found that there were three students with a perfect score. Out of these, two have already secured their seats," he added.
The first choice for those offering commerce, seats at the SRCC have started to fill up quickly. Out of the 223 general seats in BCom (Hons), 179 have been filled up already.
In economics honours, out of the 53 general seats, 39 have already been grabbed. High cut-offs, however, ensured that the response at other campus colleges was lukewarm.
Hindu College was able to fill up only 152 general category seats of the 742 available seats. Only four students took admissions in the economics honours programme and only two secured their seats in BCom (Hons).
"We were expecting this kind of response as along with a high cut-off (96.25-99.25%). We have also put a rider of 97% marks in accountancy. Students can expect a second list," said Poonam Sethi, coordinator, BCom admissions at Hindu College.
Humanities courses saw the highest number of registration across board with political science, geography and sociology emerging as favourite subjects.
"We have recorded 60% admissions in geography, sociology and political science. Things have been slower when it comes to science stream as the cut-offs are high. We expect a second cut-off in these subjects," said Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House.
At Kirori Mal College as well, the queues were only before the windows registering students for humanities courses.
"A large number of students turned up for admission in BA (Programme) and 42 out of the 43 available seats are already gone. Apart from this, geography honours has seen considerable registrations," said Bhim Sen Singh, principal, Kirori Mal College.
But the fact that seats are being quickly filled up should not trigger a rush among students and parents. Every student who is eligible as per the first list will get admission regardless of the status of seats in colleges.
Admissions under the first list will go on till June 28. The second list will come out on June 29.