Students vie for change of course and college at Delhi University

Students vying for a change of course and college stood in long queues at various colleges of Delhi University on Monday to submit admission withdrawal forms and to take admission in colleges which had lowered their cut-offs in the second list that was announced by the university on Sunday evening.

The colleges, which had deliberately kept their cut-offs high to prevent over-admission, reported the largest number of fresh admissions as they scaled down their percentages to more realistic levels. Sri Venkateswara College on the South Campus had a large intake on Monday. “We had about 214 admissions today itself, which is more than half of what we had in the past three days after the first cut-off list was out,” said college spokesperson Kautekar.

Ramjas College too had a number of admissions. “We had barely 76 admission withdrawals on Monday. But the total number of admissions in the college was 176, which is quite high for a single day. I am quite satisfied,” said college’s principal Rajendra Prasad.

The withdrawals were even fewer in top of the line colleges like Hindu . “We have admitted about 123 students on Monday. However, hardly any withdrawals were done. Only two or three students opted for a change of course and four to five withdrew their admission in the college,” said spokesperson P.K. Vijyan. The college is already nearing closure of admissions for its Science courses, “We might have to close admissions for Physics, Chemistry and Statistics. However, they might open again once the medical and engineering results and counselling are over and done with,” said Mr. Vijyan.

Lady Shri Ram College also saw about a 100 new applications.

“We’ve filled about 325 of 750 seats and there have been a number of inter-course changes made by the students due to the second cut-off,” said LSR’s spokesperson Kannika Khanderwal. The cut-offs for the college continue to be high.Gargi College, which had filled most of its seats during its first cut-off, saw over a hundred withdrawals on Monday.

Neighbouring Kamala Nehru College, on the contrary had 146 new admissions and 40 withdrawals. The college has filled 813 seats of its 869, and is overflowing with Political Science admissions.

“We have admitted about more than a hundred extra students in our Political Science course. It is indeed surprising that there is such a high demand for this course. It may be because the crowd that till last year turned to B.A. programme for their under graduation is turning to this course from now on,” said college spokesperson Geetesh Nirban.

“It is indeed a great deal of stress that with such a high number of students we will need more teachers for the foundation courses the FYUP system has installed in the curriculum”, she added.

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