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DU admissions 2018: 11,000 admissions under 1st cutoff list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kausar
Jun 23, 2018 03:19 PM IST

DU admissions 2018: Some colleges may not issue a second list for popular courses, and even if they do, the cutoff is not expected to drop by more than a percentage point

Around 11,000 students had completed the admission process in Delhi University under the first cutoff list on Thursday, a five-fold hike over last year.

DU admissions 2018: Aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Daulat Ram College on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
DU admissions 2018: Aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Daulat Ram College on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Admissions to undergraduate courses under the first list came to a close on Thursday but students have time to pay fee till Friday noon, when the figure is expected to go up to 16,000.

Colleges approved around 16,000 admissions of which 11,000 students had paid up fees by 7.30 pm on Thursday. Admission is not complete till fee payment is made, MK Pandit, a member of the DU admissions committee, said. Last year, only 2,201 students had completed the admission process under the first list.

Pandit said the maximum admissions were at Hindu, Kamla Nehru College, Miranda House, Lady Sri Ram College for Women and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.

These colleges may not issue a second list for popular courses, and even if they do, the cutoff is not expected to drop by more than a percentage point.

“We are highly unlikely to have a second cutoff list for Political Science (Hons), History (Hons), BA Programme, Statistics (Hons), B.Sc Physical Science with Chemistry and B.Sc Physical Science with Electronics,” said officiating principal of Hindu College, Anju Srivastava.

A media coordinator for Kamla Nehru College said BA Programme will be closed while Geography (Hons), History (Hons) and Psychology (Hons) will have a minimal dip in the second list.

“We have already filled 64% of our seats. And we have had some over-admission in Geography and Physics. We cannot be sure which courses will be closed in the second list until Friday, but the cutoff is not expected to drop by more than a mark or two (0.25-0.5 percentage points),” said Pratibha Jolly, principal of Miranda House.

LSR is unlikely to announce a second cutoff for the general category in courses such as History (Hons), Political Science (Hons), Sociology (Hons), Psychology (Hons), B.Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons), said principal Suman Sharma, adding cutoffs for the second list were yet to be decided.

At Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, a second list for Mathematics (Hons), Political Science (Hons) and History (Hons) in the general category is unlikely, principal PK Khurana said. B.Com (Hons) will be closed at the evening college.

Shri Ram College of Commerce will have limited seats for both BCom(Hons) and Economics (Hons), though the cutoff will only drop “marginally,” the principal said. However, popular courses at lower cutoffs may be available at off-campus colleges. At Bharati College, principal Mukti Sanyal said there was no taker for the Psychology (H) programme, and the cutoff may drop by up to 5% for general category.

“Our cutoffs will drop by around 0.25 to 2 percentage points. Our English (Hons) and History (Hons) may drop by up to 2.75 and 1.5 percentage points, respectively,” said Inderjeet Dagar, principal of College of Vocational Studies.

In north campus, Kirori Mal College is expected to drop its cutoff for Economics (hons) by up to 1.5 percentage points, as they have had only 5 admissions for the course so far, an admissions committee official said.

(Names of some colleges in the story have been corrected.)

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