Students ready to change streams to secure admission
The dip in Delhi University cut-offs in the third list has relieved a few students.
However, some are still having a tough time, especially candidates who are considering change their stream of studies for admission.
"My daughter is not getting admission at (Sri) Guru Gobind Singh College (of Commerce). She wants to take admission in BSc Computer Science; she got 93.25 per cent in Class XII. But because she is changing her stream, two per cent was deducted from her total percentage and she is not getting admission by just 0.5 per cent," said Akansha's mother.
Akansha and her mother are now expecting a one per cent relaxation (on account of women's reservation).
Niharika from Dehradun sought admission at Hansraj College in BA English (Hons). Her best of four percentage was 93.5, including Home Science. However, as it is not a listed subject at the college, she could not get admission as three per cent was deducted from her total.
Meanwhile, students of state boards like Rajasthan and Bihar were seen stressed.
"I want admission in B.Sc Physical Science. According to DU rules, admission is given on 70:30 ratio of practical and theory, which reduces our percentage as in Rajasthan Board the ratio is 60:40," rued Rahul.
"Rahul scored 60 per cent in Rajasthan Board and the cut-off for Physical Science is 50 per cent. But after converting his total as per the 70:30 ratio, it is 46 per cent. Now, he cannot get admission," said Rahul's brother.
Another Rajasthan Board student, Subhash, is not getting admission as he fell short of the required percentage by 0.01 per cent. "I am expecting a seat in Keshav Mahavidyalaya in the fourth cut-off, as official told me there are several withdrawals in B.Sc Physical Science."