Over 9,100 students have taken admissions to Delhi University (DU) till Saturday, according to the data shared by the varsity.
The reputed Delhi University announced their first cut-off list for under-graduation courses on late Thursday night. Even with scouring high percentage of cut-offs, over 9100 students have managed to find a place in the university. Interestingly, the Hindu College received 70 students’ applications for a total of 43 seats available for B.A. (Hons.) Political Science. Even though, this course pegged the highest cut-off of 99%.
As for other colleges like the Lady Sriram and Sri Ram College of Commerce, the cut-offs are 98.75% for B.A. (Psychology) and B.A. (Economics Hons.) respectively. Even science-related programs have sky-high cuts-offs like 99%. Other courses like journalism and English (Hons.) have seen cut-offs as high as 98.75% at DCAC.
On the first day, about 2750 students successfully got admitted to their dream colleges despite the marginal increase in cut-offs for 2019. The count climbed up to 9100 by the second day.
On the flip side, the top three colleges with the maximum students admitted are ‘women only’ colleges. The Miranda House, Lady Shriram College and Gargi College have found maximum number of intakes.
This suggests that there won’t be any 2nd or 3rd cut off lists for in-demand courses like B.A. (Hons) Political Science, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) English and BSc (Hons) Physics. It is a moment of utter stress and dismay for students and parents who hoped to make it to their desired college in the 2nd or 3rd cut-off lists.
With colleges admitting more students than the number of seats available, the chances of having another cut-off list are very slight. Most colleges have already been filled out by 40%-50% students who made it through the 1st cut-off lists. Given the high popularity of certain courses and colleges, it is unlikely to expect any significant percentage drops in 2nd and 3rd cut-off lists.