Rush in DU colleges as second round of admissions

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 22:47

New Delhi: Students on Wednesday rushed to secure
prized seats in colleges of the Delhi University that lowered
the cut-off percentages yesterday with responses varying
across courses and colleges.

While many were relieved by the dip in the cut-offs and
some withdrew admissions made after the first list to shift to
the subject college of their choice, many were still not able
to make it to their favoured courses.
Interestingly, the much sought after B Com (H) and
Economics (H) courses were still not near the full mark in
colleges like Kirorimal and Hansraj that had received lukewarm
response after the first list due to cut-offs at par with Sri
Ram College of Commerce and Hindu college.

As many as 300 admissions were made at the Kirorimal
college today, the maximum 51 made it to Statistics (H).

While Eco (H), which registered nine admissions after the
first list saw 48 students taking admission, the B Com (H)
course saw little movement with only 3 students coming in.
However, courses like History and Zoology have been booked
beyond capacity in the KMC.

At the Hansraj college too the overall response was good,
especially in science courses, with almost 300 admissions
being done today, Principal V K Kawatra said.

Admissions in Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry
crossed 45 each, but BA Economics (H) saw a little over 20
admissions with a good number of its 105 courses still empty.

The colleges are also expecting shifts of students with a
number of them cancelling their admissions to move to other

Dayal Singh college, which saw almost 175 admissions
today, has also witnessed nearly 125 cancellations, its
Principal I K Bakshi informed.
Bakshi said the B Com programme course had seen maximum
admissions in his college today. Dayal Singh had closed
admissions to B Com (H) course after the first list.

"Nine courses are still open in our college and we are
expecting a greater rush in the coming days," he said.

The second cut-off came as a relief for some, but many
others were still left disappointed.

"I am desperately waiting for the third list because I
could not make it to any of the better colleges in my desired
course," said a student, who had come to take admission to the
course of her second choice.

At the end of the first four days of admission, B Com (H)
and Eco(H) had emerged among the most popular courses at the
university with some colleges already full beyond capacity.

However, for OBC students the field is fully open with
almost all colleges, including the SRCC which filled up pretty
quickly, still holding out seats for the reserved category.


First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 22:47

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