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Vacant seats may push DU to continue admission procedure

With a significant numbers of seats still vacant in various colleges, sources said that the Delhi University is mulling to continue the admission process. Tuesday was the last day for applicants to apply in colleges based on the merit list of the last vacant seat lists, notified by colleges after five cut-lists failed to fill the seats.  

“There are vacant seats and majority of these seats are reserved categories. Most of them are in Kashmiri migrant and Schedule Tribe categories and in some cases the Other Backward Class (OBC) seats are vacant. Physical sciences and BCom (Hons) are the courses in which most of seats are not filled. In other courses, only two-three seats are vacant. Either we are not able to find the candidates or the students have not applied. I have heard that the University will continue the admission as a large number of seats are yet to be filled,” said a professor of Kirori Mal College.

“Actually what is happening is that there is a lateral shift of students between colleges and within different courses in the colleges. The moment a new list comes, aspirants shift to other colleges and some come to our college. Due to this movement of students, the number of vacant seats have remained same as some students came, while at the same time some students left for another college or course of their choice,” she added.

According to sources, four seats in B A (Hons) Social Work are vacant in Bhim Rao Ambedkar College. Two are in the general category and one each in OBC and ST categories. The only other college that offers B A in social work in DU is Aditi College.  “Many seats in OBC and ST categories are vacant in our college,” said a senior official of Maharaja Agrasen College.

“The exact number of vacant seats can be counted only after the last date for fee submission on Wednesday. Only after that I would be able to comment,” said Gyantosh Jha, principal of Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College.

This year, DU released only five cut-off lists. The University then told colleges to come up with merit lists. These lists were released in two phases. In the first phase, three merit lists were notified and in the second, two. The process of admission based on the last merit list of second phase ended on Tuesday, which was supposed to end the admission process for this year.
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