Rush in DU colleges as second round of admissions

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 colleges.

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.