Seats for most programmes at DU have already been filled
NEW DELHI: While some colleges of Delhi University will release a third cut-off list on Saturday, seats in most programmes have already been filled for the upcoming new academic year.
Hans Raj College, which has made 200 admissions this week after the second cut-off list, is not likely to have a third list for Economics (Hons) and Mathematics (Hons). In Science courses, too, no seats would be available in Physics (Hons), Electronics (Hons) and Computer Science (Hons).
Surprisingly, seats in English (Hons) -- one of the most sought after courses at the University – are still lying vacant in some of the top colleges. Lady Shri Ram College may have a third cut-off list in this subject and Hindu College too could marginally lower the cut-off to admit a few more students.
At LSR, admissions are shut for Psychology (Hons) and History (Hons). However, courses like Philosophy (Hons) and Statistics (Hons) are likely to have a third cut-off.
Political Science (Hons) and B.Com. (Hons) may not be available at Hindu College after the second cut-off list.
“We will be in a better situation to comment on the third cut-off list on Friday, which is the last day for admissions as per the second cut-off. In Science courses, we may have a third cut-off in Botany and Zoology. We are not sure about Physics, since we already have 104 students, but we have to consider future withdrawals. We will review the situation tomorrow,” said Hindu College Principal Kavita A. Sharma.
Kamla Nehru College will have no third cut-off list for Humanities courses like History (Hons), Economics (Hons), Political Science (Hons) and Psychology (Hons). Nevertheless, there are some seats in Geography (Hons), Sanskrit (Hons) and Sociology (Hons), necessitating a third list.
Gargi College, which has made 730 admissions in all against 920 seats, may lower the cut-offs further in Political Science (Hons) and Botany (Hons) to attract more candidates.
S.G.T.B. Khalsa College has closed admissions to Political Science (Hons), English (Hons), Economics (Hons), Physics (Hons) and Electronics (Hons). “However, we may reduce the cut-off marginally to fill some seats available in B.Com. There are some Science courses also that will have a third cut-off list,” said Principal Jaswinder Singh.
Indraprastha College for Women is full to the brim in almost all courses barring Sanskrit (Hons) and B.A. (Programme).
Meanwhile, admissions under the OBC quota have still not gathered momentum and the response has been “rather poor” in some colleges. LSR and Daulat Ram College have made 11 and 13 OBC admissions, respectively. Hindu College has received 17 OBC candidates so far. However, Gargi and Acharya Narendra Dev have received a good response with 32 and 24 candidates taking admission under the OBC reservation, respectively, till Thursday.