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Semester no problem for science courses

Popularity intact in off-campus colleges too; most colleges did not come out with 2nd cut-off lists. Mallica Joshi reports.

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2010 23:15 IST
Mallica Joshi
Mallica Joshi
Hindustan Times

The introduction of the semester system in science courses has not affected their popularity, it seems.

Most colleges did not take out second cut off lists in courses such as B.Sc. Physic(Honours) and B.Sc. Chemistry (Honours).

Colleges like Kirori Mal College, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Ramjas College and Miranda House did not come out with any second list in these subjects.

Off campus colleges, such as, Sri Venkateswara College, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College and Rajdhani College also did not come out with a second list in Physics (Honours).

Maths (Honours) and Computer Science (Honours) were also among the popular science courses.

"The semester system has not affected the popularity at all. According to student feedback, the semester system will be accepted willingly by the students," said Rajesh Mohan, principal, ARSD.

The rush for science courses is not only in campus colleges. Off campus colleges such as Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm (ARSD), Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Gargi and Rajdhani haven’t come out with second lists in Physics and Chemistry either.

"Science courses have picked up again. They have made a comeback this time around," said Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House, which has not declared second lists in Physics and Chemistry.

Most have, in fact, over-admitted students to offset those students who withdraw admission. Gargi College has already admitted 862 students against the capacity of 600 in the general pool.

But Botany (Honours) and the revamped B.Sc. Physical Sciences courses have seen large cuts in percentages in the second list. Hans Raj lowered the cut off to 75 per cent in Botany (Honours) — a cut of seven per cent.

Ramjas College also reduced the cut off in the subject by six per cent — from 76 per cent to 70 per cent. Miranda House also lowered its cut off in Botany by three per cent.

B.Sc. (Life Sciences) was also among the courses that saw cut-offs of between three and seven per cent.

First Published: Jun 26, 2010 23:11 IST