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Don’t give college precedence over course, say Delhi University officials

Amrita Bajaj, the deputy dean of students welfare, who was addressing the session, said that she would “strongly advise” to take admission as soon as one clears the cutoff, and not wait.

education Updated: May 29, 2018 10:50 IST
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All India Students Association (AISA) students help freshers for the academic year 2018-19 at Delhi University, North Campus, on Monday.
All India Students Association (AISA) students help freshers for the academic year 2018-19 at Delhi University, North Campus, on Monday.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Students should take admission, and secure a seat if they clear a cutoff for their course of choice, even if it isn’t in the college of their choice, according to Delhi University officials.

This came up at the Open Days session on Monday, which was the first one after the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class 12 results were announced on Saturday. The event saw a full house, with students asking questions ranging from how to calculate one’s best of four score, if there was a quota for girls, and whether DU offers BTech, among others.

A mother asked what should the students do if they clear the first cutoff for the course they want, but not in the college of their choice.

Amrita Bajaj, the deputy dean of students welfare, who was addressing the session, said that she would “strongly advise” to take admission as soon as one clears the cutoff, and not wait.

Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of students welfare, explained that students should try and secure a seat first. They can always cancel their admission and go to another college of their choice.

“They should not wait. If you cleared the cutoff in the first list and did not take admission at that time, you can only take admission in the second list on the last day, that too if there are still seats remaining. By the third list, you have no right for admission,” he said.

A student had also asked about quota for girls, where Bajaj had said that while some colleges give a relaxation of 1% to girls, there is no specific quota.

Open Days is an open to all event organised by the university in the run-up to the admission season. It provides applicants to undergraduate programs and their guardians an opportunity to interact with the university’s officials about the application and admission procedure. This year open Days had begun on May 21, and will end on Tuesday. After that, Colleges will start holding ‘Open Days’ at their level with Hans Raj college holding a session on May 31 and Rajdhani college holding it on June 3.