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Third list open doors for those left in lurch

Third cut-off list opens up possibility of admissions to popular courses at DU colleges such as Hans Raj and Kirori Mal for aspirants who were disappointed after first two lists. Shaswati Das and Mallica Joshi report.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2012 00:54 IST

The third cut-off list brought hope to those applicants who were left in the lurch by the earlier two.

At Kirori Mal College, there are seats available in nine courses including economics, physics and English. At Hans Raj College, there are several options left for applicants as admissions to only six courses of the total 18 are over. Seats in popular courses such as BA (Hons) economics, BCom (Hons) and BSc (Hons) physics are available.

Admissions at off-campus colleges, where cut-offs are lower, is more difficult. Many of the colleges with cut-offs between 80% and 90% have filled up their seats.


Aspirants still have good chances of qualifying for economics honours at Hans Raj Colege, Kirori Mal College and Ramjas College that have made minor tweaks in their cut-offs.

Admissions to the course at Kirori Mal College was declared over after the second list was announced. It reopened, however, after the cut-offs were reduced to 92.75-97.25%.

Hindu College, Shri Ram College for Commerce and Miranda House, however, have closed admissions to both BCom and economics.

Applicants may take admissions to Sri Venkateswara College as well as Lady Shri Ram College. Admissions to the BCom course are on in a few colleges, including Hansraj College, Ramjas College and Sri Venkateswara College.


The third-cut off list has left a small window of opportunity for science aspirants to make the grade at DU.

Only a handful of colleges, including Hansraj College, Hindu College and Sri Venkateswara College, released a third cut-off list for science courses with marginal variations of 0.33-2%

“Cut-offs in many science courses were unreasonably high when the first list was released. When they were reduced slightly in the second list, a lot of colleges filled up most of the seats in the popular science courses. With a marginal reduction in the third list, all these courses are likely to get filled up. There is little chance of a fourth list for the science courses,” said Gulshan Sawhney, the DU deputy dean of students’ welfare and professor of physics at ARSD College.


Humanities aspirants are left with few options. Admissions for popular courses such as history honours, political science honours, psychology honours and sociology honours at most colleges are over. There are seats left only in a couple of courses — BA (Programme) and BA (Hons) philosophy — after a 0.5-5% reduction in cut-offs.

Hindu College has slashed cut-off marks for English honours by 2% while admissions to Hindi honours will be going on at several colleges.

“Last year, there were over-admissions in several courses. We have been cautious this time and have been reducing cut-offs marginally. This is why admissions are still open in some of the courses,” said Gitesh Nirban, media coordinator and professor of philosophy, Kamla Nehru College.