Delhi University cut-offs: Eligible yet denied admission,allege many hopefuls

Colleges,on the other hand,expressed their helplessness on the matter.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Published:July 2, 2013 1:57 am

As second cut-off list for Delhi University’s undergraduate courses was announced and admissions in college continued in full swing,several applicants continued to allege that colleges had denied them admissions.

Colleges,on the other hand,expressed their helplessness on the matter by stating that the number of students admitted by them far exceeded the sanctioned strength and admissions would have to take place on the basis of the new list and not the first cut-offs.

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S K Dubey,who had gone to College of Vocational Studies for the third time on Monday to get his child admitted in English,said,“Despite meeting the eligibility criteria in the first list itself,we have been unable to get admission in the college. We arrived in Delhi last week and we have been going to the college everyday since Friday. Sometimes,the college authorities tell us that the forms have run out,at other times,they ask us to come the next day. The college had given it to us in writing that we will get admission on Monday but they refused again.”

The university rules state that no college can deny admission to a student if the student meets the cut-off percentage and other eligibility requirements. According to CVS officials,with more than 200 admissions,the number of students admitted in English was around four times higher than the sanctioned intake. Thus,in the general category,the admissions for English were closed with the first list.

Similarly,at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies,more than 400 admissions have been made against the sanctioned strength of 46 in BTech (Computer Science). “There has been a tsunami of students to our college for Computer Science,thanks to the BTech tag,” said principal Poonam Verma.

The second cut-off list released by DU only saw a marginal fall in the cut-offs in top North Campus colleges. As a result,the number of withdrawals in the off-campus colleges,which saw a huge rush of applicants,is still meager. “We did not have more than seven withdrawals today,” Sandeep Sharma,ARSD Principal said. Against the sanctioned strength of 50,the college has admitted 132 students in BTech (Computer Science).

However,colleges expressed their helplessness on the issue. Admitting that the college had miscalculated the demand for its courses,ARSD principal,Sandeep Sharma,said,“We have 50 seats,including those for reserved categories,in BTech (Computer Science). If need be we can take in twice the sanctioned strength,but we won’t be able to handle 10 times that number.”

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