Colleges under Delhi University approved around 16,000 admissions seats of which 11,000 students had paid up fees. The first cut off list in DU saw a five fold hike over previous year. Admission in undergraduate courses came to a close on Thursday, students can pay fee till Friday noon.
MK Pandit a member of DU admissions committee said admission is not complete till fee payment is made. He said maximum admissions were at Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Miranda House, Kamla Nehru College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Hindu college.
These colleges may not issue a second list for popular courses, and even if they do, the cutoff is not expected to drop by more than a percentage point. Last year only 2,201 students had completed the admission process under the first list.
Principal of Miranda House Pratibha Jolly said “We have already filled 64% of our seats. And we have had some over-admission in Geography and Physics. We cannot be sure which courses will be closed in the second list until Friday, but the cutoff is not expected to drop by more than a mark or two (0.25-0.5 percentage points)”.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Second list for Mathematics (Hons), Political Science (Hons) and History (Hons) in the general category is unlikely, B.Com (Hons) will be closed at the evening college principal PK Khurana said.
Shri Ram College of Commerce
Have limited seats for both BCom(Hons) and Economics (Hons), though the cutoff will only drop “marginally,” the principal said. However, popular courses at lower cutoffs may be available at off-campus colleges.
Principal Mukti Sanyal said there was no taker for the Psychology (H) programme, and the cutoff may drop by up to 5% for general category.
Kamla Nehru College
A media coordinator of college said BA programme will be closed while Geography (Hons), History (Hons) and Psychology (Hons) will have a minimal dip in the second list.
College of Vocational Studies.
Principal Inderjeet Dagar said “Our cutoffs will drop by around 0.25 to 2 percentage points. Our English (Hons) and History (Hons) may drop by up to 2.75 and 1.5 percentage points, respectively,”
Lady Shree Ram College
A second cutoff for the general category in courses such as History (Hons), Political Science (Hons), Sociology (Hons), Psychology (Hons), B.Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons), said principal Suman Sharma, adding cutoffs for the second list were yet to be decided.
Principal Anju Srivastava said “We are highly unlikely to have a second cutoff list for Political Science (Hons), History (Hons), BA programme, Statistics (Hons), B.Sc Physical Science with Chemistry and B.Sc Physical Science with Electronics,”
Kirori Mal College
In north campus, is expected to drop its cutoff for Economics (Hons) by up to 1.5 percentage points, as they have had only 5 admissions for the course so far, an admissions committee official said.