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Second cut-off list unlikely for popular courses

Seats in courses such as political science and English already filled in several colleges.

A student at  Miranda Collage in North Campus on Wednesday. ( Express photo by:  Amit Mehra ) A student at Miranda Collage in North Campus on Wednesday. ( Express photo by: Amit Mehra )

Two days into the admission process in Delhi University, seats in popular courses have filled and several colleges are not expecting a second cut-off list for certain subjects.

At Miranda House, around 430 admissions were made against a total of 1,000 seats.

“Seats in Political Science and History (Honours) are filling up fast and there is a possibility that these courses might not have a second cut-off list. We still have one more day of admissions left on the basis of the first list,”Miranda House principal Pratibha Jolly said. Among science courses, Botany (Honours) and Zoology (Honours) have also seen a good response, she said.

The possibility of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) issuing a second cut-off list for Economics Honours is also unlikely, as the college has already over-admitted students for the course. “We have already admitted 129 students for 123 seats in Economics. We will see the turn-out tomorrow, since there is scope of admitting students under OBC quota,” P C Jain, principal, SRCC said.

While the admission process at St Stephen’s College is different from other colleges, college authorities maintained that there will not be a second cut-off list. Owing to the rollback of the four-year undergraduate programme, seats in Economics and English (Honours) had to be reduced from 100 to 50 and from 60 to 30, respectively. “A truncated list of candidates for Economics will be released because of the change in seats. We had announced the list of candidates admitted provisionally to Economics. Apart from that, there will not be a second list,” Karen Gabriel, media co-ordinator at St Stephen’s, said.

At Indraprastha College for Women, almost half the seats have been filled in the first two days of admission. Seats in courses such as BCom (H) and English (H) have been taken. “It is likely that English and BCom may not see a second cut-off list. Most of the admissions have been completed in these courses,” M M Yogi, Public Information Officer at IP College, said.

In South Campus, Kamla Nehru College has filled nearly half of its 800 seats. “Almost two-thirds of the seats in Psychology, English and Journalism have been filled. We do not expect a second list in these courses,” Minoti Chatterjee, KNC principal, said.

Jesus and Mary College too will not release a second cut-off lists for Economics and Psychology. “We may not come out with a second list for both subjects. Commerce courses and English are half full, so we may have a second list for these courses,” a senior official at JMC said.

By the second day, Hindu College had already filled 470 of its 750 seats. “We have already over admitted students in Political Science and History, despite high cut-offs in both subjects. For other courses in Science, and English and Economics (Honours), we may have a second list,” principal of Hindu College said.

Programme courses open at St Stephen’s

St Stephen’s College has invited applications for BA Programme and BSc Programme courses on Wednesday. “Given the scheme of things that prevailed when the admission process in St Stephen’s College was underway, applications for admission to BA and BSc Programme were not invited as they did not exist then.

Now that the university has restored these courses, St Stephen’s will initiate the admission process,” a statement from the college said. While online applications for these courses opened at 9 am on Wednesday, last date for submitting applications is July 8. ”The list of candidates shortlisted for interviews will be announced on July 9 evening and interviews will be held from July 11-14,” the statement said. ENS

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