Delhi: 34,000 admissions; expect slight dip in 2nd list cutoffs | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: Till Friday evening, as many as 34,814 students took admission in different Delhi University colleges. With students having time till midnight, the number of admissions under the first cutoff list was expected to rise further.
While about half of the seats have been filled already, all is not grim. Many courses and colleges have seats left for grab and the cutoff may see a drop by 0.5 to 1 percentage point in the second list, which will be released on Saturday.
Kirori Mal College Principal Vibha Chauhan said that “most of our seats are already full so we will not reduce the cutoffs much. Our BA programme courses have a lot of demand among applicants.”
However, she added that there was a chance of applicants shifting from one course to another.
A senior official at St Stephen’s College, which has also released its admission list, said, “There will be musical chairs now as students will be changing their decisions. Earlier, by the time the cutoff list used to be released, our college would have released the list of selected students. Due to Covid-19 and online interviews, the process got delayed this year.”
At Kamala Nehru College, all major courses have their unreserved category seats filled. “Only some seats are left in courses like Hindi, Sanskrit, journalism, maths and philosophy,” the principal, Kalpana Bhakuni, said.
She added: “Seeing the huge response from students, we are planning to keep the cutoff same in the second list as well.”
Bhakuni said that “the online admission experience was new for us. But we did not think the admissions would be this high.”
“There will not be many transfers from our college as we have seen applicants with very high scores applying to our college,” she added.
At Sri Venkateswara College, popular courses like Political Science, BCom (H) and BCom are likely to be shut for admissions in the second cutoff list. “But in our science courses, we still have some seats left and we will keep the cutoff dip minimum: perhaps 0.33%, so that we don’t get a rush of applicants in those courses,” said Principal Venkat Kumar.
Even at Aryabhatta College in the south campus, almost all the courses are open for admissions. “We have decided that we will reduce the cutoff for the courses by 1 to 2 percentage points. Most of the courses are still open,” said RK Dwivedi, admission convener at the college.
There are about 70,000 seats in UG courses.

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