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25% seats filled in Delhi University colleges, all eyes on second cut-off list

Most colleges of Delhi University said the cut-off would dip marginally for popular courses such as B.Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons) but other subjects can see bigger dips.

College admissions 2018 Updated: Jun 23, 2018 17:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Delhi University aspirants stand in queues to get admission in new academic session 2018-19, at Daulat Ram College in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

With over 25% of the total seats filled in various Delhi University colleges after the first cutoff list, the second merit list on Sunday night is likely to see a dip ranging from 0.25 to 3 percentage points.

Most on-campus and off-campus colleges said the cutoff would dip marginally for popular courses such as B.Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons) but other subjects can see bigger dips.

Admissions under the second list will start on Monday and end on Wednesday.

University officials said the maximum admissions were in the BA Programme – 1,889 against 10,172 seats. Similarly, there were 1,602 admissions in B.Com (Hons) against the total 6,483 seats.

Top institutes such as Hindu College admitted 946 students, Ramjas admitted 810, Gargi College for Women took in 769 and Miranda House 630 students, an official said.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) will bring out a second cutoff list for both the subjects it offers but the dip won’t be more than 0.25 percentage points, principal Simrit Kaur said. Under the first list, the cutoff for B.Com (Hons) was 97.75% and for Economics (Hons) it was 98.50%.

“For B.Com (Hons), the second cutoff is likely to be 97.3% but we haven’t taken a call on Economic (Hons),” Kaur said.

Hans Raj College will release a second cutoff list for all subjects. “Popular courses will drop it by 0.25 percentage points for general candidates. The rest is likely to go down by 1 percentage points,” officiating principal Rama said.

Keshav Mahavidyalaya’s principal Madhu Purthi said the cutoff for B.Com (Hons) may go down by 0.50 percentage points.

At Swami Shraddhanand College, there may be a dip of up to 2 percentage points for popular subjects such as BA Programme, B.Com (Hons) and B.Com Programme. The cutoff under the first list for these subjects was 86%, 93% and 90%, principal PV Khatri said.

Kalindi College for Women said there could be dip by up to 3 percentage points in various subjects. “For some courses, the decrease could be 3 percentage points.

At Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening), B.Com (Hons) will be closed for the second list but other courses will have a dip of up to 2 percentage points, principal PK Khurana said.

“In total, we admitted around 15,000 students till Friday. We had given admission to 2,201 students in the first list last year. This year, most colleges released realistic cutoffs due to which so many admissions were processed,” said MK Pandit, chairman of the university admission committee.

This year, the university will only release five cutoff lists and if there are seats left it will conduct a centralised counselling to fill the seats in colleges.

Last year, the university had announced 11 cutoff lists with the last list being released in August end.

First Published: Jun 23, 2018 07:44 IST