Students aspiring for the B. Com (Programme) course in the University of Delhi recently endured a massive shock when they were told that Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College (SBSEC) had mistakenly declared its cut-off for the general category as 80%. Students rushed to colleges this morning to cancel their admission and gain entry into SBSEC. However, around 10:00 am, the college revealed that there was an error and that the cut-off was actually 90%.
In response to the chaos, parents and students staged protests outside the college, demanding that the candidates be allowed to get admission in the course. Consequently, the police was called to control the masses.
Upon speaking to DU Beat, Dr. P.K. Khurana, the college’s Principal, stated that students are anyway advised to go to the college personally to see if they meet all the criteria before withdrawing their admission from other colleges. He also defended his stance by saying that “corrective action” had already been taken in the morning and that the admission procedure in evening colleges does not start before 4:00 pm, meaning that students should have checked the revised cut-off in the morning before rushing to college.
The college announced in the evening that it would not be taking any more candidates into the course and that students should retain their seats in the colleges in which they were previously enrolled. The admission of these candidates has therefore not been cancelled.
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