OBC admissions better,but still on lower side

With admissions on the basis of the second cut-off list winding up today,entry into Delhi University is set to get tougher.

Written by Prerna Sodhi | New Delhi | Published: July 4, 2009 12:17 pm

With admissions on the basis of the second cut-off list winding up today,entry into Delhi University is set to get tougher. With the most popular courses getting filled up in the so-called ‘top’ colleges,the third cut-off list saw a lot of columns reading ‘closed.’

This year,there has been an increase in the number of OBC admissions as compared to last year.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) had closed its admissions after the second list. The college,however,will have a third list for OBC candidates in Economics (Hons).

“We might still have a few OBC seats left in economics so we are lowering the cut-off further. I am pretty sure the seats would now get filled up,” said P C Jain,SRCC principal.

Even at Hansraj College,almost all the courses are already full and there will be no third list for most. The college,however,has just been able to fill up only 75 OBC seats against the stipulated 200. Principal,S R Arora,however,is hopeful. “We have lowered the cut-offs for OBC candidates by two per cent. But the number of OBC admissions is far more than what we had last year. That is encouraging and I see no reason why the remaining seats would not be filled up,” he said.

Arora attributed to the rise in the number of OBC admissions to the extension of the ‘creamy layer’ limit to Rs 4.5 lakh.

“This has increased the number of eligible candidates under the quota,” he added.

At Hindu College,there is a third list for only a handful of courses.

“In the science stream,only Botany and Zoology saw a third list. Our admissions are also open for B Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons),” said Hindu College Principal Subhash Choudhary.

But why are seats still vacant in B Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons) as these are courses are among the most sought after?

“There is a lot of reshuffling of admissions among four or five popular colleges. Students move from one college to another as the subsequent cut-off lists are announced which leads to cancellations,” Choudhary said.

At Hindu also,the OBC admissions are in a far better shape than last year,although the seats are not yet full.

“Out of the stipulated 131 seats,we have filled up 94. I feel that last year there was lack of awareness among the candidates which does not seem to be the case this time,” said Choudhary.

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