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Applicants get colleges, not courses, of their choice

Admissions for the second cut-off in Delhi University closed on Tuesday, with many students getting the colleges of their choice, and other missing out due to marginal difference in the required percentage.
A BCom applicant from Alwar, Rajasthan took admission in Daulat Ram College in the first cut-off.
However, as soon as she found out that she was eligible to get admission in Sri Venkateswara College in the second cut-off, she withdrew her admission from the former to confirm her seat in Sri Venkateshwara College.
Many students even settled for courses that they didn't desire in colleges that they wanted.
"I was getting Electronics in Hansraj, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, and Acharya Narendra Dev College under the first cut-off. But I wanted Sri Venkateswara," said Kritika Sharma, who came to Venkateswara College to change her stream from BSc Chemistry (Hons) to BSc Electronics (Hons).
Others, disappointingly, missed out on coveted colleges by a slender margin.
Rashmi, who sought admission in BSc Physics (Hons) at Ramjas College, missed out by a meagre 0.33 per cent and had to settle with ARSD.
"The cut-offs are going so high, one cannot help but acquire a seat in any college just to be on the safe side," said Rashmi.
Other South Campus colleges, such as Aryabhatta and Ram Lal Anand, had very few applicants even on the last day of admission. Professor R K Dwivedi of Aryabhatta College explains that "students find difficulty in reaching our college as the road is blocked due to the construction work going on for Delhi Metro."
However, there is no denying the fact that cut-offs at even these lesser known colleges was still kept high, nearly at par with many coveted colleges of the University.
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