This year, the number of divisions had gone up considerably with many new self-financed colleges being given approvals. As compared to 2017 when 92,530 seats were available for admissions, the number rose to above 97,000 seats this year.
Parents allege ‘domicile fraud’; 769 candidates fail to produce domicile papers: DMER. “We had asked for a list of those who faked their domicile certificates. However, the DMER has given us a list of ineligible candidates,” said Mahendra Choudhuri, the parent of a medical aspirant.
The lateral entry scheme, in its third year now, enables candidates a direct entry into the second year and admissions are released on seats left vacant after giving admission to regular four-year UG programme.
In the past, the entire process has been marred by controversies owing to offline admissions being granted by backdoor processes, especially the in-house quotas at minority institutions, leaving out meritorious students.
The cut-off for English Honours class works out to 99 per cent; for Commerce, 97.75 per cent; for Science and 97.50 per cent for humanities, the highest for any of the subjects on offer at the college.