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Back in race: Slashed cut-offs boost rush for DU admission

After the second cut-off list for admission to Delhi University’s (DU) undergraduate programme was declared on Sunday, students and parents on Monday went into a tizzy to submit filled admission forms at various colleges. 'The reason behind this mad rush for admission is that the cut-off percentages for popular courses have shown a remarkable drop in the second list,’ said a DU official.

Principal of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), P C Jain, said, ‘I am expecting more forms to be filled in the next two days.’
Jain informed that admission to B.Com (Honours) has been closed.

Sources from Hindu College said, 'We have received 785 admissions for the 752 seats on offer'. Vijay Kumar Sharma, principal of Ram Lal Anand College, where the cut-off for B.Tech course in the first and second lists were 100 per cent and 95 per cent respectively, said, 'We have approximately 630 seats, of which 31 are for B.Tech courses. 15 B.Tech seats were filled till Monday.’ He added, 'We have received 1,182 admissions forms, including those for B.Tech courses. We have confirmed 736 admissions.'

Sources from IP college For Women said, 'We have admitted 800 students against 1,013 seats till Monday. Also, 16 admissions in Economics (Honours), 7 admissions in Mathematics (Honours), 12 admissions in Commerce (Honours) and 4 admissions in Computer Science were cancelled till Monday.’  At Miranda House college 75 per cent of seats have been filled. The college will continue to accept admissions for two more days before declaring the  third cut-off list.

Meanwhile, students on Monday, thronged the Students Welfare Office, North Campus. Some of those gathered at the North Campus alleged that the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) and Shyam Lal College had refused to accept their admission forms, even though their scores met the required cut-offs at these colleges. Angry students gathered at the Students Welfare Office of the North Campus to protest against such actions.

J M Khurana, dean of Students Welfare, expressed concern on the issue and said, ‘I agree that such action from the colleges have been a blow to students trying to secure admission to the colleges. Many of them have also submitted a written complaint against these two colleges. We have written to the principals of theses two colleges seeking an explanation and will take appropriate action.’

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