NEW DELHI: A decrease of up to 3% is expected in the second cutoff list that Delhi University will issue for its undergraduate admissions on Friday night. With less than a fourth of seats filled by Wednesday, the end of the admissions schedule for the first cutoff, a majority of colleges and courses will remain open for admissions. Admissions will resume from today i.e July 1.
Nothing, meanwhile, had changed on the final day of admissions for the first cutoff: there was still chaos and more technical glitches. Parents and aspirants came with a new complaint. This time, they said, their personal dashboards on the online portal showed different courses -after approval of admission -when they tried to make final payment.
Some colleges are likely to close admissions to certain courses after the second cutoff. By the end of the admission process for morning colleges on Wednesday admissions were approved and 9,600 candidates had completed the process after making online payments.By the end of the process for evening colleges, the total number of admissions approved crossed 13,000. The window for fees payments is till noon on Thursday and the university is contemplating extending it to midnight, according to a senior official. However, the dean of the students’ welfare office has advised students to complete the process by noon.
A considerable number of candidates had applied for admission to Lady Shri Ram College for courses like BA Programme, and honours courses in history and political science.
The college administration said very few seats were left for general category candidates and that forthcoming lists were expected to be open mostly to reserved category aspirants. Cutoffs at PGDAV (Morning) are likely to decrease by up to 3 percentage points. In North Campus, Hindu College filled 650 seats out of 752. Shri Ram College of Commerce, according to sources, is likely to close admissions for Economics (Honours) or may keep it open at the same cutoff (97.75). Kirori Mal College saw 450 admissions, while in South Campus Sri Venkates wara had a slow start -298 admissions against 1,058 seats.Off-campus colleges like Kamala Nehru College and Gargi College received a considerable number of applications and almost 50% of their total number of seats have been taken, whereas at Zakir Hussain College there were just 139 admissions against a total of 1,150 seats. ” Aspirants should not lose hope as there will be a lot of withdrawals in the second cutoff, after the decrease,” said a North Campus college principal.
But there were no such issues at colleges that saw a low number of aspirants. At Maitreyi, with an average turnout and volunteers at all checkpoints, the process was smooth.