After the first list with far higher cut-offs than any previous year, the second list offers some hope for Delhi University aspirants: Admissions to popular courses are open in most colleges, even though the cut-offs drop drastically. Don’t be more major college.
Two top colleges where there is very less window of opportunity in the second list are Hindu College and Miranda House.
Hindu College had increased the cut-off in the first list with 100% for BA (Hons) Political Science and 99% and above in 8 other programs. All science courses for admission in Hindu College, which are in the second list, have been closed. Among arts and commerce courses, only BA (Hons) Economics and BCom (Hons) remain open in college – the former from 99.75% to 99.25% and the latter from 99.75% to 99%.
In Miranda House, the admission is closed for all science programs except BSc (Programme) Physics with Computer Science, which is open at 97.33 per cent. In Arts and Commerce courses, BA (Hons) Economics and BA (Hons) History remain open at 99%, BA (Hons) Sociology at 98.5% and BA (Hons) Bengali at 70%.
Anju Srivastava, principal of Hindu College, said she was surprised by the “overwhelming response” as two of its courses in the second list had closed. The college has admitted 2,100 students against 975 seats after the first list.
“We don’t even know why this happened because we had kept a very high cut-off. We are surprised by the response. The word seems to have moved from batch to batch, and many students prefer to join a college that has all streams of courses, which makes the college more diverse and interactive. We will work on a new system of teaching-learning now, when we have admitted so many students,” she said.
Most of the options remain open to the candidates in the most popular courses.
All programs for admission to Sri Venkateswara College will be open; All are open except B.Com in Ramjas College; All are open except BA (Hons) Philosophy and BA (Hons) Sanskrit in Lady Shri Ram; And except BSc (Hons) Anthropology and BSc (Hons) Computer Science all are open in Hansraj College.
After the first list, admissions to unreserved seats in BA (Hons) Political Science were closed only in 13 colleges. Top colleges where it is open are Lady Shri Ram College, where it has dropped from 99.75 percent to 99.5%, Kirori Mal College (from 99.75 percent to 99.25), Gargi College (98.5% to 98%), Kamala Nehru College (99% to 98.5%) and Sri Venkateswara College (99.75% to 99.25%).
Similarly, in the second list, only 10 colleges have closed admissions for BA (Hons) Economics. The syllabus is still open for admission in top DU colleges like Hindu, Hansraj, Miranda House and LSR. The cut-off for economics in these four colleges is 99.25%, 99%, 99% and 99.5% respectively. While Hansraj has lowered its cut-off by 0.75 per cent, Hindu and Miranda House have reduced by 0.5 per cent. LSR has kept the cut-off same as the previous list.
B.Com (Hons) has closed admission in only eight colleges and it is available in Shri Ram College of Commerce where it has come down from 100% to 99.12%, Ramjas College (99.25 % to 99%), LSR College ( 99.75% to 99.5%), Kirori Mal College (99.75% to 98.75%), Hindu College (99.75% to 99%).
Apart from the popular North Campus colleges, some off-campus colleges with low cut-offs also saw high enrollment in the first list and closed admission to many programs in the second list. For example, Bharti College has closed admission to many courses like English, History, Political Science and Psychology. Dyal Singh College has also closed admission in Economics, English, Geography and History.
Among science colleges, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences has closed seven of its 11 courses.