Admissions 2017

DU to Direct Colleges to Fill Vacant General Category Seats

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The University of Delhi is all set to direct colleges to fill up seats in the general category. Instructions for the same are expected to be given to colleges on or before the 7th of August.

This move comes just days after the University conducted its special admissions drive for reserved category students who had not previously enrolled themselves in any DU college. An 8th cut-off list was released on 2nd August for this purpose.

In conversation with TOI, Vijay Kumar Verma, the admissions in-charge at Dyal Singh College, said, “We still have a few seats in the general category. If we get directions to start admissions for general category, we will have a 0.5% reduction in cut-offs.”

Since colleges cannot deny admission to anyone who crosses the required cut-off, it’s uncertain whether there will be a reduction in the cut-off. Even a minor dip of 0.25% for a popular course can lead to over admissions.

Last year, the varsity had released five cut-off lists after which colleges released merit lists in correspondence with vacant seats on their respective websites. Even after the conclusion of the merit lists rounds to fill vacant seats, DU later had to release 3 cutoff lists to fill up nearly 6,500 seats; most of which belonged to reserved category students.


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Vijeata Balani

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