Increase in off-campus admissions
Delhi University's (DU) third cut-off list, which was declared on Wednesday evening, has come as a ray of hope for a number of aspirants who had earlier missed out on making it to their preferred course by a whisker. Mokshda Manchanda reports.education Updated: Jul 05, 2013 01:01 IST
Delhi University's (DU) third cut-off list, which was declared on Wednesday evening, has come as a ray of hope for a number of aspirants who had earlier missed out on making it to their preferred course by a whisker.
The declaration of the third cut-off list triggered a flurry of activities, as expected, with a number of students flocking to off-campus colleges for securing their seats on Thursday - the first day of the third round of admissions.
Though most off-campus colleges like Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Zakir Husain and Keshav Mahavidyalaya have a number of seats up for grabs in several courses, they have decided to tread with caution and have made only a slight change in their third cut-off lists. However, the little dip in percentage has managed to bring the smiles back on the faces of many aspirants.
"I am looking to get myself enrolled with an off-campus college in a course of my preference now. It is more important that I pursue a course of my choice and liking rather than studying in a top college," said a computer science aspirant.
Though the first day of the third round of admission witnessed a sizeable number of withdrawals as well, the number of students getting themselves enrolled was high too.
"We saw maximum admissions in chemistry, computer science, zoology, physics, mathematics and commerce. So far we have filled 411 out of the total 650 seats we have," said SK Garg, principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.