Admissions 2017

Technical Glitches Continue to Assail DU Applicants

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The fourth leg of undergraduate admissions at the University of Delhi was declared open by the uploading of the Fourth cut-off list on the DU website, and the portals of the varsity are once again bustling with hopeful candidates. However, a dampening trend witnessed over the last few cut-offs resumes to action as the technical snags experienced by candidates is continuing to hamper their admissions process.

The minor dip in percentages has set in motion the withdrawal and shifting process, eyed by several students. The first rung of the admissions procedure involves obtaining an acknowledgment slip from the UG portal; a task many students were unable to complete due to the non-compliance of the online system. “I have been waiting since the morning for the online portal to start working so that my admission slip can be generated. I even tried logging in from a cyber café, but the server was down,” The Hindu quoted Ananya, a Daulat Ram College aspirant.

Another grievance was brought to the table by Manpreet Kaur, who after several attempts was able to secure admission at Khalsa. She said, “As the server was down in the morning, the admission slip was not being generated. However, I managed to get it later on.”

As the wheel of cut-off lists keeps spinning, the input and output of applications is also running strong. Daulat Ram College saw 35 new applicants with a few withdrawal, Hindu College witnessed 50 admissions against 7 cancellations, Sri Venkateswara College noted 80 fresh applicants with 24 cancellations, and Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College saw 30 admissions against 80 withdrawals.

Being the official second last phase of undergraduate admissions, admissions for various courses in colleges had been declared closed. With 16,000 seats on offer in totality by the varsity, Hindu College has closed admissions for 15 out of 17 courses, Kirori Mal College has only 7 programmes up for grabs, and Motilal Nehru College (Evening) has ceased admissions in 6 courses. In Miranda House, admissions are only open for B.A. (Hons.) English, Sociology, B.A. (Programmne), and B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany. Sri Venkateswara College has closed admissions for eight out of a total of 20 courses.

The highest cut-off was announced by Lady Shri Ram College for B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, capped at 97.75%. Admissions under the fourth cut-off list are scheduled to be continued till Saturday, July 15th. The next list will be announced in the evening of June 17th, with admissions taking place over July 18th and 19th, 2017.


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Saumya Kalia

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With an eye always on the lookout for French fries and a heart immersed in unknotting the complexities of the world, Saumya is the self-proclaimed Doctor from Gallifrey of her time. Currently majoring in English from SGTB Khalsa College, her interests range from traveling through stories of different eras to trying her hand at assorted avenues. Saumya also harbours the ability to binge-watch anything and everything and possesses an affinity for stationery paraphernalia. Her idea of a delightful day involves ruminating discussions over coffee. As she continues to weave words into an ocean of ideas, Saumya solemnly swears that she is up to no good.

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