New Delhi: Over 20 colleges still have seats available for Commerce in the fifth cut off list issued on Wednesday, a far cry from previous years for the much-in-demand course.
Hansraj, Gargi, Kamala Nehru, Kirori Mal and Sri Venkateswara were among the colleges still offering the course. High cut offs in the first list and marginal dips in subsequent lists might be the reason for this trend.
Even in the fifth list the drop in cut off was not very significant with Hansraj issuing the same cut off of 96.5-98 percent as last time. The lowest cut off for Commerce in the fifth list is at 83 percent at Swami Shraddhanand College, much to the disappointment for those with a lesser score.
For Economics, 13 colleges are still offering the course out of which most are off-campus ones with the exception of Hindu and Sri Venkateswara.
Ramjas and IP College were among the 12 colleges to still have seats available for English. Admissions to other courses in the general category were largely closed, with seats mostly open for the reserved categories.
Shri Ram College of Commerce closed admission for all categories for the Commerce course, but still has admission open for Economics in the reserved category.
Meanwhile, a section of teachers and critics of the four-year-undergraduate programme under the aegis of `Save DU Campaign` today issued a press release condemning the alleged denial of admission to eligible candidates.
Demanding intervention of the Ministry of HRD, the campaign`s coordinator Abha Dev Habib said that eligible candidates, with marks above cut-offs, were not being given admission with parents and students forced to run from pillar to post.
"Admissions in various courses in colleges were illegally turned into first cum first served basis," she said.