Admissions begin in Delhi University

More than 400 of the over 900 total seats were filled on the first day, with some courses booked over their capacity in the general categories.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 22:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Students on Thursday queued up to
seek admissions to their desired courses at colleges of Delhi
University where despite the much talked about high cut offs a
major chunk of seats were filled in some of the colleges.

At the same time, officials of the University also
sought to reassure students that much reasonable cut off
percentages are expected by the third list and that the high
numbers were limited to only a few courses.

At the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), where the
100 percent cut-off for non-Commerce students had sparked off
much debate, only 15 seats were left unfilled in the B Com
(hons) course while 11 were left vacant in the Economics
(hons) course on the very first day of admissions.

"Out of 252 seats for the B Com (hons) course, 237
were filled today and out of 62 seats in the Economic
(hons) course, 51 were filled," said SRCC Principal Dr P C
Jain.

He said the cut-offs had been quite unreasonable and
were not hiked or inflated at all.

At the Miranda House, large queues of students were
seen and the colege authorities almost ran out of
prospectuses.

More than 400 of the over 900 total seats were filled
on the first day, with some courses booked over their capacity
in the general categories.

College officials said Economics, Political Science
and Mathematics courses were filled above capacity, while few
seats remained in the Chemistry and Physics courses in the
general category.

The OBC quota, however, was still over three fourths
vacant.

PTI