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Many top colleges see low turnout of students

New Delhi: Thanks to soaring cutoffs, missing documents and crashing servers, Delhi University applicants faced several hurdles as they began applying for various on Tuesday.

"I have come from Kerala to get admission in BA Economic (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce. But instead, I have to wander around because the website is creating problems and my admission is being delayed. The accommodation is a problem as well," said Yousuf, who secured 98.5 per cent marks and has been eyeing SRCC for a long time.

Dr Simrit Kaur, principal, SRCC, said that so far, they have registered 200 admissions for two undergraduate courses.

"The turnout of students has been somewhat sedated, only 55 students have taken admission today," said Dr Gyantosh Kumar Jha, Principal of Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College, where BA Economics (Hons) and BCom (Hons) had the highest cutoff at 97 per cent.

However, Dr Jaswinder Singh, principal, SGTB Khalsa College, refused to attribute the low turnout of students to website's technical glitches.

"There were no problems. Only students who have not received their Class XII mark sheets yet had to be stalled for some time. But we took a signed undertaking from them and the problem was resolved," he said.

Miranda House, the varsity's premier women's college, saw a meagre 115 students being admitted on the opening day, according to the principal Dr Pratibha Jolly.

"The first cut-off generally sees low turnout. Around 50 students took admissions on the first day, where BA (Programme) was the hot pick among the students," said Dr P Hemlata Reddy, principal of Sri Venkateswara College.

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