Out of the 30,554 applications received, only 2,286 applications were approved by the admissions committee while only 795 students completed the process by paying the fees.
Held in a completely online format like last year, the first day of admissions to University of Delhi for the year 2021-22 saw 30,554 applications across 65 constituent colleges, according to the data shared by the university. As of 7:00 PM on Monday (04.10.2021), only 2,286 applications were approved by the admissions committee of the respective colleges and only 795 candidates have completed the entire admission process by paying the course fee. The admission process for the first cut-off will be completed by October 6.
Speaking about the admissions, most principals said that the entire process was smooth, without any technical glitches. Many didn’t report any over-admission either, but they said that a clearer picture would emerge only after the first two days of admissions. Bijayalaxmi Nanda, the principal of Miranda House, said that the college had received 1,600 applications till late afternoon on the first day. She also added that the college might face exhaustion of general category seats in courses like physics, chemistry, botany, political science among others. She also said that ‘quite a few seats’ went to students of Kerala board whose best of four subjects were 100%, especially in Political Science.
“We are looking at quite a few UR positions getting filled up. In category seats, we might have some changes. But largely seats are filling up fast.”
- Bijayalaxmi Nanda, Principal of Miranda House
The Principal of Lady Shri Ram College said the college received over 790 applications by 8:00 PM on Monday and added that philosophy had the most applications, followed by political science.
“The seats in philosophy are almost filled. We are still processing the applications but there may not be a second list,”
- Suman Sharma, Principal of Lady Shri Ram College
Out of the 600 applications received, 100 applications were rejected and the overall admission process was smooth, said the Principal of Gargi College.
“We have been getting applications across all courses but the response is better for political science and psychology. We couldn’t process all the applications,”
- Promila Kumar, Principal of Gargi College
The Principal of Ramjas College said that the number of applications received on the first day was higher compared to that of last year, with B.Com. programme getting the lion’s share.
“We have received applications from many candidates whose best of four percentages is 100% but a number of them are getting rejected since students have not opted for the correct subject combination. Today is only the first day and a clearer picture will emerge in the coming days. Many times, people wait for the first few days,”
- Manoj Khanna, Principal of Ramjas College
Saying that the response was better this year, the Principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College said that the college received 700 applications till 5:00 PM, out of which 200 were processed and 100 were rejected.
“I am a little worried since we have received so many applications despite the very high cutoffs. We have received 700 applications on the first day itself. It is a cause of worry for all of us, but I am expecting that some students will take admission in campus colleges in the coming days,”
- Hem Chand Jain, Principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
Receiving around 120 applications till 6:00 PM on Monday, the Principal of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur College said that the popular courses were Economics (Hons), B.Com. (Hons) and English.
“We are being a little cautious. Things will be clearer tomorrow since students often don’t register on the first day,”
- Jaswinder Singh, Principal of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College & President, DU Principals’ Association (DUPA)
Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Sanjay, a candidate who has applied for B.A. Programme at Dyal Singh College said he didn’t find the admission process too difficult and said that while the admission portal was working smoothly, he had sought help from friends to understand the entire process.
“For now, I have applied to Dyal Singh College to reserve my seat. I don’t want to take any risk because one cannot be sure if there will be subsequent lists. I will wait for more seats and a better college of my choice to open up.”
- Sanjay, to the Hindustan Times
“I got 98 this year in Political Science in CBSE 12th. The college kept 96 cut-off for Political Science, and it easily matches with my admission criteria.” ” I will try other colleges – Hindu, Ramjas, and will wait for the second and third list, if the cut-off gets reduced. The application process is quite smooth, and I successfully applied in one go. The application process got delayed initially due to his poor server, but I did not face any technical glitches in the varsity website- du.ac.in.”
- Dhiraj Singh, to the India TV News
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