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Admission in off campus colleges picks up pace

New Delhi: The Delhi University admission process picked up pace on Wednesday, the last day of securing seats in colleges under the second cut-off list.

After an initial dry spell in the admission process at several off-campus colleges of the University, the institutes had a relatively busy day admitting the students.

"Around 350 seats have been already filled out of the total 700 seats and that is a significant number," said Dr Purabi Saikia, Principal, Bhagini Nivedita College, situated on the outskirts of rural Najafgarh.

"Students are fidgety when it comes to off-campus colleges because of the transportation and connectivity issues, but this time around, we have seen a considerable improvement in that aspect," said an admission official.

A whopping 550 seats have already been filled against the total quota of 660 seats available in Vivekanand College.

"Coming out with reasonable cut-offs could be the major reason for the spurt in the admission and it it has been overwhelming," said Dr Hina Nandrajog, Principal, Vivekanand College, who attributed the filling of seats to realistic cut-offs.

"We have filled more than 50 per cent seats of the college. Over 600 seats out of the 900 that were up for grabs had been secured cumulatively in both the cut-offs. Apart from BA (Hons) Hindi, we have seen a major rise in admission in other courses," said Dr SP Agarwal, Principal, Ramanujan College.

"Apart from BA (Hons) Hindi, we have seen major rise in admission in other courses." Another off-campus college, Janki Devi Memorial College had a solid stack of admission takers.

"Out of the 980 seats of the college, 410-odd seats were secured and paid for," said the Principal, Dr Swati Pal, who also informed that several courses would be closed in the third cut-off.

According to reports, 26,291 students have already been admitted till now, with 4,003 students signing up on Wednesday alone.

The varsity, despite all the technical glitches and problems, has seen a significant rise in admission numbers for the new academic session.

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