Delhi University: Admissions to first list closed, all eyes now on second cutoff on July 1
The first list was announced on June 23 and admissions began on June 24. This is the first time in many years that the colleges lowered cutoffs over previous years in almost all courses.Updated: Jul 02, 2017 17:13 IST
Admissions to Delhi University under the first cutoff list was over on Wednesday. Many colleges said they were left with seats and were likely to bring a second cutoff with a dip of 0.25-1 percentage points across courses.
Except English and Sanskrit, Kirori Mal College will keep admissions open for all courses with a lower cutoff. The college has 1,179 seats in undergraduate courses.
“We have approved 450 admissions but there haven’t been many in courses such as Economics. We may lower the cutoffs for most subjects by 0.25-1 percentage points,” said officiating principal Dinesh Khattar.
The first list was announced on June 23 and admissions began on June 24. This is the first time in many years that the colleges lowered cutoffs over previous years in almost all courses.
At Sri Venkateswara College, only 298 admissions have been approved against the total 1,058 seats. The college has not had any admission in BCom (hons) and Economics.
“There would be some courses such as Life Sciences, Physics and Sanskrit in which admission for the general quota will be closed. But for all other courses, including Economics and Commerce, admissions will be open and there would be a drop in the cutoff,” said a member of the admission committee.
Lady Shri Ram College recorded 545 admissions against the total 783 seats.
“Most colleges are likely to drop the cutoff by 0.25-1 percentage points,” a university official said.
At Miranda House, almost one-third of the seats were full but principal Patibha Jolly said they were likely to come out with a second list for most subjects. “We are always cautious with the first cutoff to avoid over admission. But the second list will see a drop,” she said.
At Shri Ram College of Commerce, admission to Economics was closed in the general category but BCom (hons) will have a second list.
Some colleges said they were likely to close admissions for the general category in courses such as BA Programme, Physics and Political Science.
Hindu College officiating principal Anju Srivastava said the college had given admission to 650 students and was likely to close admission to courses such as BA Programme, Political Science, Life Sciences and Physics.
“We have 752 seats in total and general category seats are full in some courses. But courses such as Economics and Sociology will see a drop in second cutoff list,” she said.
The second cutoff will be announced on July 1. The university will bring five cutoff lists this year and classes will begin on July 20.