Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Second cut-off list unlikely for popular courses

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 )
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: July 3, 2014 4:29 am

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, continued…

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