Admissions 2013


According to a notice released by Delhi University on the 31st of July, admissions in the university will continue for reserved category students. The 10th and last cut-off of Delhi University that came out on 29th July brought about a couple of ‘reopenings’ in several colleges for General category candidates. While General category seats might now be sealed and a few might remain vacant, the University wants to fill all reserved category seats.

Colleges have been asked to display the number of vacant seats course wise and category wise based on the actual intake of General category students up to July 31st.

Students registrations will take place between August 1st and 3rd. Students are applicable to register only if they had filled the OMR form. The candidates would then be given an acknowledgement of their registration.

After the registration, students will be admitted on the basis of merit and the number of available seats in each course. The admission procedure would be conducted between August 5th – 7th.

All reserved seats must be filled according to the actual intake. The University would be taking necessary action against the institutions who fail to do so. If in case seats remain vacant in SC/ST category due to the minimum eligibility criteria, seats can be alloted interchangeably between the two.

All colleges are supposed to submit the seats and category status of courses to the office of Registrar, Delhi University on the 8th of August.

After exactly one month from the announcement of the first cut-off list for this admission season, DU has not exactly been able to wrap up the process. Delhi University released the 9th cut-off list for admissions on Friday, 26th July around 11: 30 p.m.

The tradition of admission reopening continues with I.P. College for Women again offering admissions for Commerce. The college had earlier closed admissions for the course after the seventh cut-off. Commerce is as of now available in seven colleges for the general category.

Sri Venkateswara College has surprisingly reopened admissions for Statistics and Physics. While Statistics at Venky was closed after the second cut-off, Physics closed admissions after the third. Statistics is available for 93 and Physics is set at a bar of 93.66. According to sources, the college has admitted 25 students for Statistics while a total of 30 seats have been allotted for the course.

Ram Lal Anand’s B.Tech in Computer Science is still up for grabs with the college accepting applicants fitting the cut-off of 92.75-97.75. A few colleges such as A.R.S.D, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Miranda House have declared that a few seats are available in B.Tech courses and it advised that aspirants contact the college directly.

Adding to all these details, a total of 17 colleges have not submitted any data to the University with regard to the ninth cut-off. This list includes colleges such as Hindu and Hans Raj. It can be assumed that further lists for these colleges are less likely to come out.

Students can avail admissions under the ninth cut-off on 27th and 29th July.

Link to cut-offs: Arts and Commerce | Science | B. Tech

The eighth cut-off for admissions into Delhi University are out and with that is the news of reopened admissions in a few colleges.

While on one hand Hans Raj has finally closed admissions for Commerce, Hindu and Kirorimal have reopened admissions for the same. Hindu College, which had closed admissions for the course after the fourth cut-off has reopened admissions at the exact same cut-off at which it closed. You can now avail admission in Commerce at Hindu with a percentage of 96.25-99.25. At Kirorimal, admissions for Commerce are set at a barrier of 95.75-95.99 with a 3% higher requirement for non-commerce students. The college had closed admissions after the fifth cut-off, which was at 96-96.24.

Economics remains available at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce with a 0.5 point drop from the previous cut-off.

Journalism and Mass Communication at Kamala Nehru College has been reopened for the second time. Earlier, the college had closed admissions for the course in the fifth cut-off. However, the sixth cut-off reopened admissions for the same. After closing the admissions with the seventh cut-off, an eighth cut-off has been announced for the course at 91.5-93.5.

In terms of science courses, majority of the admissions have finally been closed. However, Mathematics is still available at Hans Raj and Kirorimal College.

The window for admissions has reopened for B.Tech courses as well. Miranda House had closed admissions after the fourth cut-off for B.Tech in Computer Science. However, now the course is again up for grabs at a cut-off of 94.5-98.

Admissions for the eighth cut-off will last from 23rd-25th July.

Link to cut-offs: Arts and Commerce | Science | B.Tech

The sky-high cut-offs of Delhi University have finally led us to the seventh cut-off. As several colleges released their individual cut-offs on the evening of 17th July, it seems that the admission process is headed towards a close.

While in the General category only a few seats are up for grabs, the reserved category seats are still vacant in majority.

Commerce is now available in 12 colleges as opposed to 16 in the sixth cut-off. S.G.T.B. Khalsa for instance has re-opened admissions for Commerce.The college had closed admissions for Commerce in the sixth cut-off. However, the course is now again open for admissions at a cut-off of 95%.

Ram Lal Anand has closed admissions for all courses in the general category. The college is still accepting admissions for Computer Science on the basis on cancellations.

On the other hand, Hans Raj has finally dropped the qualifying bar for Commerce by 0.25%. Hans Raj College had stuck to its Commerce cut-off of 96.5-98 for three consecutive cut-offs. Well, now the college has placed the requirement at 96.25-98. All other courses are closed for General category at the popular college.

At Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Economics is still up for grabs with the rest of the courses closed. However, reserved category cut-offs for Commerce at the college go till 54%.

Popular girls’ college Daulat Ram, has closed admissions for all courses in the general category, barring English.

With vacant seats in popular colleges such as Hans Raj and Miranda House even after the seventh cut-off, only time will tell whether general category admissions will last as long as the ninth or tenth cut-off.

Links to college cut-offs: Arts and Commerce | Science | B.Tech

The sixth cut-off for Delhi University college admissions is here and with that is the news of several vacant seats for General category students.

Commerce is still available for the general category in 16 colleges as compared to 23 colleges during the fifth cut-off. The number includes popular colleges such as Hans Raj and Gargi as well. Hans Raj still confident about its previous cut-off sticks to 96.5-98 for Commerce for the four times in a row.

In terms of B.Tech courses, while most courses are closed, Hans Raj and Keshav Mahavidyalaya are still offering B.Tech in Electronics. Computer Science at Hans Raj is finally closed after 5 cut-offs.

History at LSR is now closed while Hindu is still offering admissions in Sociology. Journalism and Mass Communication aspirants might have a reason to rejoice with Kamala Nehru College re-opening admissions for the course at 92.5-94.5. The course is also open for admissions at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce at 91.5.

Reserved category cut-offs still seem to be gaining momentum in colleges such as DCAC and Miranda House with several courses still vacant.

With colleges slowly bringing down the cut-offs in order to avoid over-admissions, general category admissions lasting till the sixth cut-off in popular colleges is an unusual affair for Delhi University. With what seems to be going on, it can be expected that a few colleges will also go on till the seventh.

Admissions for the sixth cut-off will last from Monday, 15th July up till Wednesday, 17th July. The seventh cut-off is scheduled to be out on Thursday, 18th July.

Links to cut-offs: Arts and Commerce | Science | B.Tech

As the announcements for the fifth cut-off roll out, it can be expected that the admission season is about to head to a close. While commerce is still open at Gargi and Kirorimal College, LSR will still be offering History at 93.75.

Barring a few courses, majority courses are now closed in most colleges. Commerce is now available only in 23 colleges out of the overall number of 52.

Philosophy and History courses were closed in the fourth cut-off at Gargi. However, the college is now offering seats in the two with the bar at 83.25-87.25 for History and 81-85 for Philosophy. At Ramjas, several courses have started closing for the reserved categories. Ramjas’ Political Science general category cut-off stays the same at 91.5-95.5, while the course is closed for all reserved categories now.

At LSR, while all courses are closed, History is still up for grabs at 93.75. After three consecutive lists, Commerce at Hans Raj is still stuck at 96.5-98. Economics is finally closed at the college now. Science courses such as Physics, Zoology, Botany, Maths and Geology are closed Hans Raj, while B.Tech in Computer Science and Electronics is still available.

When taken a look at the entire B.Tech cut-off, barring the aforementioned college and three others, the general category admissions have been closed.

Overall, the heightened start to the admission season is now surely walking towards the end. With majority of the admissions done, it can be expected that the next cut-off might just be a concluding affair for general category admissions. However, as previously reported, reserved category admissions haven’t picked up in most colleges.

Links to cut-offs

Arts and Commmerce | Science | B.Tech

Delhi University has been facing arrant chaos and bedlam ever since admissions to the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) started. It’s the first time ever that many colleges closed their doors for admissions to courses before time due to over admissions. The forking for equality, selection and caliber has been reducing with the admissions to FYUP. Colleges have been soughing under the stress. There was a torrent of applications from students at some colleges due to lower cut-offs and consequent to the same there were admissions over the ratified seats. For instance, there were 55,000 applications this year compared to 2,200 last year for the Journalism Course. By retaining the original certificates and unnecessarily detaining admission process, many colleges have also been accused of. Besides some colleges also admitted students on first-come-first-serve basis, which is out of the bound of rule books.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) casts about the aftermath of the delving by Delhi University. The University, after all, has resolved to appoint a high-octane committee headed by a retired judge to inquire over the alleged matters regarding infraction of admission norms by some colleges during the ongoing admissions. An inquiry into the issue has been originated by J.M. Khurana, the Dean, Students’ Welfare.

Six colleges namely College of Vocational Studies (CVS), Sri Aurobindo, Maharaja Agrasen, Swami Shraddhanand, Shyam Lal and Atma Ram Santan Dharma (ARSD) had promised seats to aspirants eligible in first cutoff and denied later. Applicants had to visit Dean’s office (Student Welfare) to settle issues, although many of which could be tackled at the colleges themselves. CVS confronted problems regarding English Honours admissions whereas ARSD, Maharja Agrasen College and Sri Aurobindo faced trouble at B.Tech in Computer Science, B.Tech in Electronics, Physics and Chemistry, respectively. Also, students and parents, calling for justice, brought out strike at CVS, unfortunately which had no positive upshot.

The century old problem of overcrowded DU classrooms prevails yet again, and this time with consequences affecting admissions of people applying via the reserved category. With the fourth cut-off list announced on Sunday, the Delhi University issued a directive on the “implementation of reservation policy in admissions”, asking colleges to admit reserved category students on the basis of actual intake of general students and not its sanctioned strength. As of now, most DU colleges have barely seen any admissions under the SC/ST/OBC/PWD category.

There’s been a clear flouting of rules by various DU colleges as always and the plethora of problems being faced by reserved category students seem to see no end this year. With the onset of the new Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) and with the takers for DU increasing by a mind boggling 50%, most colleges have been picky about the students they choose. With higher ranked DU colleges as Hansraj coming out with a highly unfair and rule-breaking ‘additional eligibility criteria’ for students applying via the reserved category and also with the increase in the number of OBC students being taken in every year, DU is in two minds about how to handle the fluctuating graph of students coming and going from the university.

Under a survey conducted by Dhani Ram, President of Delhi University SC/ST Teachers Association to assess the status of admissions for SC, ST, other backward category and persons with disability we can see that lesser known colleges in DU like Lakshmibai College admitted 116 students in the general category against 39 seats for its Economics (Honours) course, and in Philosophy, the college admitted 105 students against the sanctioned strength of 39. While colleges like Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, and Ram Lal Anand fail to find takers under the reserved category; colleges like Hindu, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas have classrooms splitting at the seams.

“Taking students according to the intake capacity rather than the sanctioned strength is seemingly impossible as a lot of migrations, withdrawals and admissions take place every day in various colleges of the university”, says Poonam Verma, Principal, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. The letter with the new notice has been circulated in all DU colleges and hopefully this step would help put an end to the woes of students seeking admission solely on the basis of reservation.

Everyone has something to say about the high Delhi University cut-offs. As expected, #tweeple cannot be left behind! Perhaps just the reason why we compiled some tweets for a good laugh.

Here are a few laugh-worthy tweets about the Delhi University admission season. In case we missed a good one, share it with us in the comments!


Now that FMS has released the list of candidates selected for the Personal Interview round for BMS admissions, it’s time to prepare for the next stage! Though interviews may seem daunting, they are actually quite easy to ace if tackled properly. We bring you some important points to keep in mind while preparing for the same.

  • Though every interview is different depending on the candidate, you can expect to be asked some of the following questions:
    *Introduce yourself/Tell us something about yourself.
    *What are your hobbies and interests?
    *Why do you want to study BMS?
    *What do you plan to do after completing your graduation?
    *If you had to pick one college out of the 6 for BMS, which one would you take up?
    *What are your weaknesses and strengths?
    *What have been your main achievements in school?You could try and prepare a few of these answers beforehand. Do some research on the course i.e. the syllabus, DC II options, applied courses, etc.
  • It always helps to sit and make a list of your interests and achievements. Even if you think you haven’t achieved too much in your school life, it’s highly probable that there must have been some activities you took part in. So just sit down and collect your thoughts. Once you’re done with that, think about how you want to highlight each point.
  • Focus on achievements over responsibilities. For example, rather than simply saying that you were the President of the Debate Club in your school, talk about how you helped train the team or which competitions your team won.
  • Definitely talk about any competitions you might have won, NGO work or internships you might have been involved in and your academic achievements.
  • Remember that in a lot of ways you direct the path of the interview based on your answer. This will help you prepare for the same. For example, if you plan to mention reading as a hobby, you should expect the next question to be about the latest book you’ve read or your favourite book. Similarly, if you’re asked what your favourite subject in school was, the next few questions to follow will be on the same.
  • Try not to bluff your way through the questions. Interviewers can usually see right through people who lie and exaggerate. Be honest as far as possible.
  • Pay attention to your body language and posture. Sit up straight, relax and don’t be fidgety or distracted.
  • Remember to dress smartly. It’s best to stick to formals. For guys, this means an ironed pair of trousers and crisp shirt. If you’re a girl, you could wear a skirt or pair of pants with a shirt. Do wear formal shoes and make sure your hair looks neat. Don’t forget to smile!
  • Do not be impolite or rude to the interviewers. Be respectful and courteous. This includes wishing them when you walk into the room.
  • If possible, try arranging a mock interview. Even if you’re not enrolled into any coaching centre, you could ask a friend or senior to help you out.
  • Lastly, relax and be yourself. It’s perfectly natural to be a little nervous. Maintain a calm and composed stance no matter what the question may be. Remember that confidence is key!

You can check the PI schedule for 2013 here.

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