Millennium Post

Seats filled, students switch to other courses at LSR

New Delhi: Lady Shri Ram College for Women which had the highest percentage in the first cut-off in BA (Programme) at 98.75 per cent and had saturated its seats in several other courses after the first cut-off admissions, left students ruing for not making the cut in National Institutional Ranking Framework's (NIRF) eighth-ranked college after the release of the second cut-off.

Applicants were seen changing their desired courses in order to find a seat at the prestigious college. "BA History (Hons) was my first preference but I had to switch to English (Hons) as the seats had been filled in History and I did not want to miss out studying in LSR," said Lata Deb who hailed from Kolkata. "I had narrowly missed the admission under the first cut-off list, but now the seats are already full in that course and I have to look for other options," said another student named Shruti Gupta from Delhi who was initially looking to pursue Economics (Hons) but had to change the plans.

Seats were filled in as many as seven courses at the college which included honours courses in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, Economics, Statistics and Commerce. "BSc (Hons) Statistics, BA (Hons) Political Science and several other courses have seen an unprecedented rush under the first cut-off list," Principal, Dr Suman Sharma, Lady Shri Ram College had told the Millennium Post earlier.

Meanwhile, at PGDAV college, the students were in for a rude shock as the management of admission process was in total disarray. Long serpentine queues had formed and some students complained of having to stand in the queue for more than two hours. Anxious students who were already worried about seats being filled were further deterred after the administration's lethargy in facilitating the admission process smoothly. "I have been standing in the queue for a long time and it doesn't even seem to move. The manpower is limited here and it is proving a hurdle in the admission process," rued Rishi Rawat, a student who was looking to secure a seat in the PGDAV evening college.

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