Delhi University admissions: 3rd cutoff today, can dip marginally

Delhi University is getting ready to come out with its third cutoff list and a marginal dip is expected.

education Updated: Jul 06, 2017 13:15 IST
Students standing in a queue for the verification of their documents for the admission for the new academic year 2017-18, at Hans Raj College in North Campus in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

New Delhi The race for a Delhi University seat is likely to heat up in the coming days, with the varsity getting ready to come out with its third cutoff list. The university will have less than half the total number of its seats up for grabs this time, with admission to some of the more popular courses like economics, BCom, English and history still open.

The dip in cutoff for these courses, however, is likely to be marginal as most popular colleges want to avoid over admission. Overall, there is a possibility of a drop of 0.25-2 percentage point dip in cutoff across courses.

Both economics (hons) and BCom (hons) will be closed for admission for general category at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Hindu College and Lady Shri Ram College.

English (hons), which received the second highest number of applications this year, will be closed for admission at Hindu College and Kirori Mal College.

“We have approved admission for 30,409 seats out of which fee has been paid for 29,106 seats. There are a total of 56,000 seats undergraduate courses,” said a university official.

Those who haven’t yet taken admission should not lose hope as some of the colleges will keep admissions open for the popular courses.

Those wanting to study BCom (hons) or Economics (hons) can look forward to the cutoff at Ramjas College, Kirori Mal College, Hans Raj College, Daulat Ram College, Sri Venkateswara College and Kamla Nehru College under the third cutoff list.

CourseColleges where admission openColleges where admission closed
ECONOMICS (HONS)Ramjas, KMC, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram, KNC, Miranda and Sri VenkateswaraSRCC, Hindu, LSR
BCOM (HONS)Ramjas, KMC, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram, KNC, Miranda and Sri VenkateswaraSRCC, Hindu, LSR
ENGLISHKNC, Ramjas, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram, Sri Venkateswara, Miranda, HinduHindu, Daulat Ram
POLITICAL SCIENCERamjas, Hans Raj, KMC, LSR, Miranda, KNC, Sri VenkateswaraKMC, LSR
HISTORYRamjas, Hans Raj, KMC, Miranda, Sri VenkateswaraDaulat Ram, Gargi, KNC, LSR, Hindu

“We will decrease the cutoff by 0.25-0.75 percentage points to avoid over admission,” said Rama, principal of Hans Raj College.

Applicants who want to take up English (hons) can look for the cutoffs at Kamala Nehru, Ramjas, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram and Miranda House. “But we have only a handful of seats left for English so the cutoff may or may not see any dip,” said Pratibha Jolly, principal of Miranda House.

Political Science (hons) will be available at Ramjas, Hans Raj, KMC and LSR.

The university will release five cutoff lists with the third list likely to be announced on Thursday and admissions under it beginning from Friday.

First Published: Jul 06, 2017 11:01 IST