With many top colleges of Delhi University releasing a second cut-off list for their most coveted courses and giving a host of students a glimmer of hope, students trooped in from all over the country to either withdraw or take admissions in a college or a course of their choice.

“We were here at 9 a.m. sharp and only managed to withdraw admission from Kirori Mal College at 11 a.m. after which we came here and completed our admission process in half an hour,” said Pulhita Agarwal, after taking admissions in Hindu College where she met the second cut-off list for B.Com (Honours).

She added that her friends who managed to make the cut-offs had withdrawn admissions from Kiorimal College had come to take admissions at Hindu but could not meet the additional eligibility criteria and so had to rush to Hans Raj College.

“It took me three days to complete the admission process at Kirori Mal College and when I met the second list in Hindu, it was another task withdrawing and taking my documents. Here, it is better organised, but if I meet the cut-offs at Shri Ram College of Commerce then I would again move,” said Yash Todi.

Varied reasons

However, there were some who were opting out of the college because they met the cut-off at a college nearer home or had a better course option. “I have the option of Mathematics (Honours) now at Lady Shri Ram College, which is closer to my home, so I am withdrawing admissions from Hindu College though it is a North Campus college,” said Daniya Nair, who had 96.5 per cent.

Labyrinthine queues have been a constant at Ramjas College and Friday was no different. “My father is at Gargi College withdrawing my admission there and collecting my documents, while my mother and I came to take admission here,” said Gargi, who had scored 88.2 per cent and wanted Botany (Honours) at Ramjas. “I do not want to study at a college which shares my name, I will be made fun of,” she added.

There were some who had reasons for withdrawing and trying to take admissions for different reasons. “All my friends from the same school are taking admissions here but I have already secured a seat at Hindu College. So, I am seriously considering withdrawing from there and taking admissions here. I have come to see the campus to gauge whether it is a smart decision to move here,” said Vanya, who had 98 per cent.

There were some who were taking admissions for the first time. “I was lucky to meet the cut-offs on any North campus college,” said Satya Prakash Singh who had scored 70.25 per cent and was able to take admission only in Sanskrit (Honours).