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DU's 4th list may yield seats in courses that are full now

Prominent colleges like Hindu and Ramjas have kept admissions open in a number of courses, slashing the cut-off marks in several cases, reports Anuradha Mukherjee.
Hindustan Times | By Anuradha Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2007 12:30 PM IST

At first glance, it may appear that admissions to almost all courses are closed, but take a close look and you will realise there is no need to lose heart. Seats are available across a number of colleges in a variety of courses right from BCom Honours, Economics, English, Political Science, History and even Psychology and Sociology.

Even prominent colleges like Hindu, Hans Raj, Kirori Mal and Ramjas have kept admissions open in a number of courses, slashing the cut-off marks in several cases.

A couple of courses are still open at colleges like Indraprastha, Daulat Ram, Miranda and Gargi, while Lady Shri Ram has closed the process for this year. Zakir Husain is among those colleges that have kept admissions open in almost all courses, including popular ones like BCom Programme, BCom Honours, Economics, History, Math and Psychology.

Incidentally, Zakir Husain is the only co-educational college that offers an honours course in Psychology. “We cannot slash the cut-off marks drastically, because if we do that we may end up getting 200 students for 40 seats. Not too many seats are available and we have to be careful while dipping the cut-off as we have to grant admission to everybody who applies within three days,” said Mahesh Kumar, convener of admissions at Kirori Mal College.

Ramjas that had closed admissions for courses like BCom Programme, BCom Honours, Math and Political Science in the second round has re-opened admissions for these courses. Cut-off marks have registered a dip of .25 per cent to 2 per cent. “Ramjas declared a third list in a few courses it had earlier closed as there were withdrawals of admissions. Other colleges had slashed their cut-off in the second round,” said a Ramjas College source.

This means good news for those who have failed to get in to the college of their choice by a whisker. Hindu College has kept admissions open for popular courses like BCom Honours that has witnessed a drop of .50 per cent to .25 per cent, Economics (-1 per cent), English, Math (-1 per cent to –2 per cent) and Political Science (-1.5 per cent). Admissions are open at the same cut-off in BA programme, History, Hindi, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Sociology.

Hans Raj has also decreased its cut-off marks for BA (-2 per cent), BCom H (-.25 per cent), English (-.25 per cent), History (-1 per cent) and Sanskrit (-2 per cent). Admissions are also open in colleges like JDMC, Bhagat Singh, SGTB Khalsa, Sri Venkateswara, Dyal Singh and Deshbandhu.

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