With the University of Delhi (DU) releasing its fifth cut off list on 17th July 2017, most of the colleges have shut down admissions, barring one or two courses. However, there is still a chance for students from the reserved categories to make it to some of the colleges. On the other hand, hope flares up again for the others, as seats are left vacant due to withdrawals at the last moment in certain courses. The verification of documents, for those seeking admission now, is to be done on 18th and 19th July as the new session commences from the 20th. But the race to grab those remaining seats is pacing on full throttle in the final phase of the admission season.
The Hindustan Times reports that 10% of the seats are yet to be filled, with a marginal dip in cut-offs. Even a popular course such Economics (Hons.), which is unavailable in Hans Raj or Indraprastha College for Women (IPCW), is being offered in Lakshmibai College with 3.5% dip in marks. After several withdrawals, seats are also available at Kirori Mal College (KMC) at a cut-off margin of 96.5%. For B.Com (Hons.), after Ramjas and Sri Venkateswara College (SVC) closed admissions, some seats are still up for grabs at popular girls’ colleges such as IPCW, Kamla Nehru College (KNC) and Gargi.
Aside from Commerce, popular courses of the Humanities are also on offer in colleges such as Hans Raj and Kalindi, which are now seeking candidates to fill up the vacant seats in their much sought-after English (Hons.) course. The cut-off for this course has dropped by 3.5% points. A similar drop is noted in the fifth list for History (Hons.) in KNC, where the cut-off has dropped to 4% points. The highest percentage requirement is at Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College though, which still maintains the margin at 96.25%. The admission for B.A. Programme is closed in most of the well-known colleges such as IPCW, Ramjas and Miranda. However, for Chemistry (Hons.), Gargi, Kalindi and Hans Raj still have spots vacant. Admissions for Mathematics (Hons.) have also reopened in KNC, IPCW and Gargi, post withdrawals.
For aspirants coming from reserved category backgrounds, Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) still offers seats in the much coveted Economics (Hons.) course for Scheduled Caste applicants. It asks for a score of 92.5% for SC candidates, and 86% for Persons with Disabilities. A low cut-off between 40-60% has been kept aside for Sanskrit (Hons.) by several colleges, including Mata Sundri which boasts of the lowest at 45%.
Popular colleges in both the North and the South campus have filled up the seats in most of their courses. Yet, with the fifth cut-off list being released, hopes have renewed for students wishing to make it to one of the prestigious colleges of their choice in DU. The admission season, which has not been without its fair share of hurdles and unforeseen circumstances right from day one, is in the final leg of its journey. And as the season ends, a new batch of eagerly freshers awaits the beginning of college life. But before that happens, there are a few seats still up for grabs as not all hope is lost for DU aspirants.
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