A number of courses are still available at premium colleges of the university

With a glimmer of joy in their eyes and spring in their feet, a large number of students made their way to various Delhi University colleges on Thursday, having qualified for admissions to courses of their choice through the third cut-off list that was announced late on Wednesday evening.

As Thursday was the first day of admissions after the announcement of the third list, students made a beeline for the colleges where they had made it through the reduced asking percentage.

“After the high cut-off, I was completely dejected and felt that my world had fallen apart, but today I have managed to secure a seat in English Honours at Miranda House, something which I had been eagerly looking forward to, said one of the applicants.

Miranda House is still open for Economics with 95.75 per cent, English with 94, Political Science with 94, Philosophy with 89.75 and Sanskrit with 63 per cent for general category. Till now it has already given admissions to 900 students and some courses like Geography and History here have got over-filled. This has been the scenario in many North Campus colleges.

A number of courses are still available in the premium colleges here. So on Thursday Hans Raj College was taking admissions for Commerce Honours at 96.5 to 98 per cent; Economics at 96.5 per cent and for English at 93-96 per cent.

Similarly, at Hindu College, students could get Commerce at 96.25-99.25, Economics at 96.5 and English at 93.5-94.5.

On the other side, colleges in South Campus too were busy with admissions to some of their courses. Lady Shri Ram took in students in Economics at 96.5 per cent, English with 95 and History with 94.5 per cent for general category. “In English, seats are still left for general category”, said an official.

Kamala Nehru College also received a large number of students for its reserved category seats. Apart from these, it also had on offer Commerce at 93.75 per cent for general category. “Even now, there are seats left in courses like Economics, Philosophy and Sanskrit for general category and these offer a ray of hope to students who were not able to make it earlier,’’ said an official.

This college too has this year experienced the issue of over admissions in some courses like Political Science, where they had 92 seats but had to admit 200 students. Similarly, in Mathematics there were 42 seats but 70 were admitted and so was the case with Hindi.

Sri Venkateswara also has seats in its Hindi course at 72 per cent for general category. Some seats are also left in science subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Botany, and Mathematics. “A total of 124 admissions took place today,” a college official said. After the first day of the third cut-off admissions, the college still has seats left in Chemistry and Physics for the general category.