Lady Shri Ram, Venkateswara, Hindu colleges still have vacancies

Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, Delhi University witnessed a torrent of admission seekers on the last day of admissions for the first cut-off list at its various colleges. To be sure of a seat in the university, students flooded the colleges and stood in long queues while trying to beat the 1 p.m. deadline for securing admission.

However, the hopes of many aspirants who could not make the grade in the first list are now pinned on the second cut-off list. But seats are nearly full in the university’s top-notch colleges.

Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce has closed admissions to its undergraduate courses. “With 286 admissions instead of 252, we have excess candidates for our B.Com Honours course. For Economics Honours too we are full,” said SRCC principal P. C. Jain.

Gargi College has filled almost all of its 1,200 seats. However, there are vacancies in its History and Sanskrit courses.

Neighbouring Kamala Nehru College has filled about 730 out of the 869 seats.

“The number of admissions has exceeded the number of seats in our Political Science course. Other than Political Science, we are closed for Economics, B.Com, English and History courses,” said college spokesperson Geetesh Nirban.

However, Lady Shri Ram College will open its gates for the second cut-off list as only 225 out of the 750 seats have been filled due to the sky-high cut-offs.

“Other than Psychology and Political Science, we still have seats in all other courses,” said the college spokesperson.

Similarly, Sri Venkateswara College has a number of vacant seats. “Only 312 out of 1,043 seats have been filled. Seats are available in courses other than History and Political Science,” said college spokesperson Ajit Kauthekar.

Much to the delight of many students, Hindu College is still open for its most sought-after courses.

“The cut-off for English was too high and so we have a number of seats left. Other than History, Hindi, Political Science and Zoology [general category], the seats for all other courses are vacant,” said a spokesperson.

Vacancies in the college’s B.Com Honours and Economics programme will also bring cheer to many.

The second cut-off list, which comes out on Sunday evening, is expected to bring with it a lot of withdrawals as students will try and get subjects and colleges of their choice. Seats for reserved categories are still vacant in all colleges.

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