Those making the cut in the first list should ensure that they take admission till Saturday or lose their chance

The first cut-off list is very important to every admission seeker in Delhi University. It lets you know whether you stand a chance to make it to a good college and can also be the catalyst between an overwhelming feeling of success and crushing defeat. However, there are simple rules that you must keep in mind after the first list is out, is what the university is advising.

“There is no first-come-first-serve basis, every student meeting the cut-offs will be admitted if they come within the three days given for admissions” – is what was repeated every day at the university’s “open days”. And it is true. It is not like those coming on the first day or standing ahead in the line stand a better chance at admission.

However, keeping in mind that college counters open at 9 a.m. and close at 1 p.m., the university insists that those making the cut in the first list should ensure that they take admission before 1 p.m. on Saturday or would lose their chance. On the other hand, evening colleges will open their admission windows from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., also starting on Thursday and ending Saturday. There will be no extension.

Also, once an admission under the first list is done, and the second list is released, there is no chance of taking admissions if your name has already appeared in the first list and you missed out. Colleges usually never tweak this rule.

“Another most important thing that we firmly tell students is that once you take admission in one college and then decide that you would want admission in another college, it is compulsory to first cancel the admission in the first college. The student will get documents immediately but the fees may take some time to be refunded,” said Deputy Dean Students’ Welfare Gulshan Sawhney. “There is a danger of both admissions getting cancelled if the student doesn’t cancel the first admission,” he added.

Another important thing is that this year, the name of the college was not required to be mentioned at the time of submitting the optical mark reader (OMR) form, only the subject, therefore your name will appear in every college that has the subject you opted for, if you meet the cut-offs. Therefore, even if you are not interested in a particular college, it is advisable to take a look at least. “We usually tell students to take admissions if they are meeting the first cut-off list in any of the courses they like to secure themselves and not wait for the second list or even third list. If indeed, they meet the cut-offs in college of preference later on in the second list, they can always cancel that admission.”

One more important change is that unlike the previous years, the cut-offs for SC/ST and PWDs will be released by the colleges themselves and these students will have to take admissions in the college. Earlier, the university took care of the admissions of these students.

Also a pre-requisite for admissions at every college are documents like Class X Board exam certificate, Class X mark sheet, Class XII mark sheet, Class XII provisional certificate or original certificate, character certificate (recent), OBC (non creamy layer), SC/ST certificate in the name of the student getting admitted and at least two passport size self-attested photographs and a transfer certificate from the school or college. Besides a migration certificate from the board or university is required from those students who have passed the senior secondary exams from outside Delhi.

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