On April 3, 2023, the students of Gargi College, led by SFI, organised a protest to demand the restriction-free organisation of their annual college fest, Reverie, along with standing in solidarity with protesting IPCW students.

On Monday, April 3 2023, a rumour that the Gargi College’s administration’s planned to cancel its annual fest, Reverie, was met with protests led by SFI Gargi. This event followed the stampede and cases of harassment that took place at the annual fest of Indraprastha College for Women on March 28, 2023.

The fest was tentatively scheduled for April 10–12, 2023. Such rumours particularly caught wind when, on March 31, 2023, “Reverie Reveal” did not go as planned, as the college’s Student Council failed to disclose the theme for the upcoming fest as they were expected to. The protestors assembled in front of the admin office for hours. However, nobody from the admin office came to address them, instead asking two students to enter the office but leave their phones behind – something they refused to comply with.

The protestors questioned the administration’s move of imposing restrictions on a women’s college fest because of what transpired at IPCW, rather than increasing security as necessary. They questioned the “highly regressive” idea of asking students to leave early in a metropolitan city like Delhi, simply because they are women. They demanded the right to organise a college fest without the imposition of such unreasonable restrictions, just like other co-ed colleges of the University.

However, it was revealed that rather than the fest being cancelled, additional guidelines and restrictions had been put in place by the administration to allegedly curb crowding and the chances of mishaps. These included wrapping up the event by 5 PM, removing the element of a star night or concert, and limiting the fest to society competitions and events. A student, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared that the student council were informed of these changes on the evening of 30th March, Thursday.

Our original itinerary had a band performance, stand-up comedy, and Qawwali night till 7-8 in the evening. But on the 31st they told us that it will be till 5, with no band, no stand-up comedian, only sufi night, because apparently that would not attract boys. Basically, nothing that can generate mass crowd because apparently coronavirus is spreading – only after 5 PM – and because of the IPCW incident. These were the two reasons they gave us.” – an anonymous student

In opposition to these restrictions as well as in solidarity with protesting IPCW students, the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Gargi College, decided to lead a protest demanding “a proper fest without restrictions while ensuring safety of the students,” as said in an SFI press release dated April 3, 2023. The protest began around 12:30 PM with a handful of students in the Arts Quad area of the college, but over time allegedly grew to amass a crowd of over 500.

SFI Gargi led a protest on 3 April, 2023 in solidarity with the students of IPCW and against the Gargi administration restricting the students by cancelling Reverie’23. We were joined by a huge mass of students as well as the college societies. We’ll continue to fight for the rights of the students inside and outside our college campus.” – Aahana, SFI South Area President and Anurakti, SFI College Secretary in a joint statement

A meeting was held with the members of the Student Council, heads of various societies, unions, etc., and other students, where the Student Council of Gargi College allegedly stepped down from the organising committee as the event was not going as they had planned. Several societies have also reportedly decided to boycott the fest unless it is organised as per the original itinerary.

This edition of Reverie would be the first to take place after the unfortunate incidents of harassment and abuse that took place in the last edition of the fest, organised in February 2020. A continuation of the protest on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, seems to be planned until student demands are met. SFI’s press release additionally mentions a memorandum that will be submitted on the same day in this regard.

Read also: Overcrowding and Harassment at Reverie’20, Gargi College

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In response to the unfortunate events that happened in Gargi College during their annual fest, the police booked ten people and further arrested two more suspects.

On February 6, a group of men broke into the Gargi College during the college’s Annual Cultural Fest, Reverie 2020, and allegedly groped, harassed and molested the attendees, who claimed that security officials stood watching when the incidents took place. After the victims shared details of their harassment on social media, a formal investigation was started by the police and college administration.

On Wednesday, the Delhi Police arrested ten students in connection with the molestation of the girls in Gargi College’s fest. A case was registered against the ten accused at the Hauz Khas Police Station. These ten people were all students from other Delhi University (DU) colleges as well as colleges from private universities in Noida and were identified using CCTV footage from three cameras, in which they were seen climbing over the college gate and later pushing a car against it to force it open. 

The police said that they have more than eleven teams who are working on the case and coordinating with college authorities. Multiple suspects have been identified and questioned.

 However, on Thursday, a Saket court granted all ten students bail, said a police officer. “We have CCTV footage where the arrested persons were seen barging into the college premises by damaging a gate but they do not have any video or CCTV footage to establish that these persons were also involved in molestation” the officer added. He also said that nine students have recorded their statements with the police and that they are approaching more students to provide any videos or pictures that might lead them to the accused people.

A student was quoted on social media platform Twitter as “People have literally been detained for much longer periods for much lesser offences. Heck, sometimes for no offences at all.”

On the same day, the police arrested two more people in connection with the case. One of the accused arrested is a 22-year-old graduate preparing for competitive exams, while another, aged 19, is working as a tele-caller in a company in Delhi.

A notable mention in this case, is the fact that despite guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC), there is no Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) in place at Gargi College, to address such concerns and incidents. The students of Gargi College have boycotted classes since the incident and have been protesting for safe and secure campuses, especially for girls.

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court declined to give an urgent hearing on a petition seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into the incident. The plea was mentioned before a bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice C Hari Shankar and was heard on Monday. The high court has sought a response of the Centre and the CBI on the plea.

Gargi College said that it had taken various steps to address the “anxieties and concerns” of the students and “mitigate their trauma”, like face to face interactions, and setting up a fact finding committee to recommend future course of action.

Sumit Raj, in-charge of the media cell, said students had been given time till Saturday to submit all testimonials and video/image proof to the committee.

On whether there was a deadline for the committee to submit a report, he said, “They are working day and night and they will do it soon.”

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 After protests in Gargi College campus against the violence endured by students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the government’s anti-people policies, the administration prohibited students from protesting in campus premises.

 On 6th January 2020, the students of Gargi College carried out a peaceful protest and discussion in the campus against police brutality in campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and against Citizenships (Amendment) Act (CAA)-National Register of Citizens (NRC). The gathering was supported by the Students’ Union and was attended by students with posters and placards.

However, on behalf of the Principal, Dr. Promila Kumar, the Union Advisor asked for the protest to be shut down as the posters, apparently, were inappropriate. The advisor also asked the students to carry out the discussion indoors and prohibited sloganeering.

As a result, the students of Gargi College proceeded to recite slogans outside their Campus.

 On 7th January, the Principal, then, in a discussion with the protestors, said that no gathering would be permitted without the principal’s written permission.

The administration of the Gargi College released a notice prohibiting students from participating in any protests unapproved by the principal, stating that all students found doing so would be punished. Moreover, the college now requires prior permission from the police for any gathering outside the college.


Official Notice by the administration

The notice read, “All students are hereby informed that no gathering or protest of any form in the college premises is allowed without the prior approval of the Principal. Further, the prior permission is required from the police for any protests/gathering outside the College. In case, any student is found protesting in the College premises, disciplinary action shall be taken against such student. Further, if any student protests outside the college, such students shall be solely responsible for his/her action.”

 Ashwini, an Applied Psychology student of the college says, “The gathering was actually something which was approved and put forward by the Students’ Union for which the permission has been granted. However, seeing this bipolar behaviour has upset me to my very core. My college has always been a safe space for something like this, so this wasn’t really something I expected.”

A student, who wished to remain anonymous, stated, “On one hand, by calling it a form of protection the College administration and Principal wanted the College to remain away from tangible issues, as they feared misrepresentation. At the same while, the students wanted to stand up and speak out together. It became a conflict inside the College itself where the positivity of solidarity transformed into negativity and resentment amongst students, students’ union, and the authorities.”

The Gargi College Student Union, on 10th January, along with college Department Presidents, organised another gathering in support of students and against the acts of brutality, which went on peacefully.

Students and teachers were witnessed reciting Hum Dekhenge, Hum Honge Kaamyab and other songs in solidarity. Members of Upstage, the stage play society of Gargi College also enacted a small performance on the ongoing distress in the Nation. The gathering ended with a recitation of the Preamble of the Constitution.


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Official statement by Students’ Union, Gargi College

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A thing that brings all the aspirants of the University of Delhi in this country to a sense of fascination is the University’s engagement with the performing arts. With a plethora of opportunities in fields like dance, music, dramatic, students are exposed to the discipline and the adventure of the arts that interest them. DU Beat brings to you the first of the six installations of its analysis of the top society in DU. The hard work was persistent, and the competition heartening. Let’s delve into who made the cut and how.


The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions that could be won at various events. The society that secured the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the society that secured the 2nd position was awarded 2 points, and finally, the society securing the 3rd position was awarded 1 point.

26 college fests were considered in the making of the tally. The selection of these 26 colleges was based upon an analysis done by speaking with members of numerous college societies, and tracking the fests they considered most prestigious. The considered colleges are:

Gargi College
Lady Shri Ram College
Kamala Nehru College
Jesus and Mary College
Sri Venkateswara College
Daulat Ram College
Miranda House
Hindu College
Hansraj College
Dyal Singh College (Evening)
Moti Lal Nehru College (Morning)
Keshav Mahavidyalaya
Shri Guri Gobind Singh College of Commerce
SGTB Khalsa College
SGND Khalsa College
Mata Sundri College
Ramanujan College
Bharati College
Maitreyi College
Indraprastha College for Women
PGDAV College(Morning)
Maharaja Agrasen College
Kalindi College
Deshbandhu College
Ram Lal Anand College
Shyama Prasad Mukherji College

Top Three Positions

Nrityakriti, the folk dance society of Maitreyi College, bagged the first position with 31 points. The Bhangra team of SGND Khalsa College followed at the second position with 29 points, while Nazaakat (Gargi College) secured 16 points.

Points Tally: Indian Music

The Winning Society at a Glance

Nrityakriti told DU Beat- “Nrityakriti has lot more, other  than just dancing, today if this success has been possible it’s only because of the dedication, the hard work, and the patience each member of the family has put in. Tears, sweat,  blood that we shed the entire season is all worth it at the end.  We have been trying to carry the legacy forward that our seniors and super-seniors have set. Lastly I would also like to thank our choreographer and instructor Mr. Sanjay Bagri for his immense contribution to the family.”

Performing Members

Sonali (President)
Anushka (Vice President)
Deepika Barman and Ayushi Gusain (Treasurers)
Madhini Subramanian
Meetali Tayal
Prachi Sharma
Mudita Singh
Smriti Chand
Shreya Sawhney
Ashwathy B
Gauri Dhancholia
Shweta Mehta
Mamta kumari
Vaishnavi khandelwal
Neha Bisht
Aanchal Bhati
Aishwarya Jaiswal
Shivangi Sharma
Neha Yadav
Himanshi Mehra
Gayathri Ravikumar
Richa Gupta

Winners Tally

Out of the colleges included in the tally, Nrityakriti secured victorious positions at the following college fests:

1st: Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Mata Sundri College, Bharti College, Moti Lal Nehru College (Morning), Ram Lal Anand College

2nd: SGTB Khalsa College, Deshbandhu College, Hansraj College, Sri Venkateswara College, PGDAV (Morning) College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College

3rd: Hindu College, IP College

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A thing that brings all the aspirants of the University of Delhi in this country to a sense of fascination is the University’s engagement with the performing arts. With a plethora of opportunities in fields like dance, music, dramatic, students are exposed to the discipline and the adventure of the arts that interest them. DU Beat brings to you the first of the six installations of its analysis of the top society in DU. The hard work was persistent, and the competition heartening. Let’s delve into who made the cut and how.


The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions that could be won at various events. The society that secured the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the society that secured the 2nd position was awarded 2 points, and finally, the society securing the 3rd position was awarded 1 point.

33 college fests were considered in the making of the tally. The selection of these 33 colleges was based upon an analysis done by speaking with members of numerous college societies, and tracking the fests they considered most prestigious. The considered colleges are:

Sri Aurobindo College (Morning)
Aryabhatta College
College of Vocational Studies
Dyal Singh College
Daulat Ram College
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Gargi College
Guru Gobind Singh College
Hansraj College
Hindu College
Indraprastha College for Women
Jesus and Mary College
Kamala Nehru College
Keshav Mahavidyalaya College
Kirori Mal College
Lady Irwin College
Lady Shri Ram College
Mata Sundri College
Maitreyi College
Miranda House College
Moti Lal Nehru College Morning
PGDAV College- Morning
Ramjas College
Ramanaujan College
Ram Lal Anand College
Satyawati College
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
Sri Venkateswara College
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Shivaji College
Shri Ram College of Commerce

Top Three Positions

ECHO, the western music society of Jesus and Mary College, has won the best society accolade this time with 36 points. Euphony of Gargi College followed at the second position with 23 points, and the third position was tied between the western music society of Lady Shri Ram College (WMS-LSR) and Sound Machine of St. Stephen’s College with 15 points.

Points Tally: Western Music

The Winning Society at a Glance

ECHO, the western music society of Jesus and Mary College, is known to be a colossal army of 22 talented and strong women who thrive to share every inch of their soul through their musical oeuvre.

Jannis Joe, President, expressed her delight to DU Beat-  “It’s been one hell of a ride, and we would happily buy tickets to it again. Leading this dream team has been a complete pleasure and honour. I’m so grateful to have such passionate members who not only put their heart and soul into our piece, but also do justice to our vision. Honestly, I never could have asked for a better platform to echo our love for music. Thank you for giving me a larger than life experience.”

“Every member has literally put her blood, sweat, and tears into the making of this piece over months of diligent perseverance, right from the arrangement, to every part and every harmony. Apart from the wins, personally, our chief momentous achievement was the success of teamwork and the complete cathartic satisfaction of expressing ourselves while living every moment of our experience through our music, knit together as one. Thank you for this journey on such a brilliant platform,” shared Sara Joseph, Vice President.

They added, “This fest season was absolutely amazing and memorable. We are deeply touched and humbled by the tremendous response we got this year, and would like to thank and congratulate all the other teams for putting on a good show and fighting the good fight.”

Performing Members

Jannis Joe (President)

Sara Joseph (Vice President)

Akhila Sarah Mathew

Alisha Abigail Mohanty

Anisha Mathew

Anukriti Menon

Ashnita Ashwin

Blessy Jacob

Crystal Dessa

Dhanya Kuriakose

Faith Samuel

Hema Georgina Biswas

Khushi Pallavi

Michelle Masih

Prathibha John

Rency Verghese

Rhea Anthony

Samantha Elizabeth D’Cruz

Sanjana Kishore

Sharon George

Shincy Sara John

Srisha Sarkar

Winners Tally:

Out of the colleges included in the tally, ECHO secured victorious positions at the following college fests:

1st: Dyal Singh College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Hansraj College, Kamala Nehru College, Kirori Mal College, Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, Sri Venkateswara College

2nd: College of Vocational Studies, Gargi College, Moti Lal Nehru College (Morning), Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

3rd: Hindu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Ramjas College, Shri Ram College of Commerce

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Shivani Dadhwal

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Anushree Joshi

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Two eminent personalities – Huma Qureshi, actor, and Gurinder Chadha, British director – reached the premises of Gargi College at 2:30 p.m. on 10th August 2017 and proceeded to the Auditorium immediately. Escorted by their bodyguards and the college’s student council, the two celebrities were welcomed with ear-piercing roars and claps as they began to talk about their upcoming move Partition: 1947.

After being introduced formally by the General Secretary, Huma proceeded to address the Gargi girls. She reminisced about her college days, classrooms, and teachers. She thanked her alma mater and her drama society’s exposure for making her who is she today. She also mentioned that she was a regular at Mithas and CCD across the street.

Huma, expressing her gratitude on working with the established British Punjabi director, welcomed Gurinder warmly to the stage to talk about her new venture. Huma stated that she chanced upon the director’s work in her time at Gargi through its Film Club. She aspired to work with Gurinder since.

The audience witnessed great camaraderie between the two women. At one point, Gurinder spoke fluent Punjabi while Huma fell short of words and started laughing. Gurinder complimented the actor, her talent, and her film character’s fierce strength and grit. It was revealed that the film Viceroy’s House, which has been renamed as Partition: 1947, is based on secret documents which were concealed for a period of 50 years from the public. “Being a mother, it is my duty to teach our children topics in an unbiased manner, which we are trying to accomplish with this film”, said Gurinder Chadha.

A dance performance by Nazzakat and Sparx, the dance societies of Gargi, was presented before the august audience that left everyone mesmerised. At the end of the performance, Huma and Gurinder joined in with the girls to dance on the latest version of Duma Dum Mast Kalandar from their movie.

The director also cleared the air when a question to her asked whether she has always done political films. She said that her films have dealt with political issues in the past such as racism and domestic violence but that this is her first direct film on politics.

In answer to another question, Huma revealed that she had dreams of studying at St. Stephen’s but the dream was shattered due to the lack of examination marks. Eventually, she took admission in Gargi, the college being nearest to her parents’ home. She felt blessed and grateful for coming to Gargi as it shaped her into the woman she is today.

Towards the end of the event, Huma asked the audience to tweet their pictures along with the movie tickets next week and promised to send an individual reply to everyone. The movie releases in cinemas on 18th August.


Photos by Kartik Kher for DU Beat.

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The third and final day at Gargi College’s annual fest Reverie’16 started with the energy that was seen at both days 1 and 2. The day was filled with cultural dance events organized by Nazaakat, the folk dance society of Gargi College.

The first event was Alaap, the folk dance solo event which saw 12 artists from around the University performing major Indian dance forms like Kathak, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam. The event was judged by Smt. Ragini Chandrashekhar who was elated by the participation and appreciation of classical arts by such a large audience. “In an age where young generation is so attracted to western influences, not that anything is wrong with it, it is so inspiring to see youngsters taking the arts forward.”

Annanya Chatterji from Daulat Ram College won the first position. The second position went to Pekhna Kaur from College of Arts while the third position went to Raghav from Sri Venkateswara College.

The event was followed by Thumka, the group folk dance competition which saw participation from 8 teams around the University who showcased a variety of danceforms like Bhangra, Gidda, Bihu, Lavni and more.


The event was won by Maitreyi College who showcased a performance of Haryanvi Folk dance, the Bhangra performance by SGND Khalsa team gave them the second position while Sri Venkateswara gained the third position.

The much awaited star night initiated after a delay. MJ5 Dance group showed their impressive moves on many dance numbers and fusions. They night came to an end with Bollywood singer Keerthi Sagathia who performed on songs ‘Teri Deewani’, ‘Lungi Dance’ and ‘Tera Pyaar Chahida’

MJ5 performing on the final day of Reverie 2016. Image by Tejaswa for DU Beat!

Kartikeya Bhatotia
Shubham Kaushik

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The second day at Reverie started with western solo and group singing competitions organized by Euphony, the western music society of Gargi College. In the solo competition, Shruti Dhasmana of Gargi College secured the first position with Shivesh Chagti of Hansraj College getting the second and Sharvi Yadav of Sri Venkateswara College, the third position.

The western group singing competition, judged by Vasundhra Vee and Sherry Matthews saw the team from St. Stephen’s bagging the first position while Musoc, Kirori Mal College came second and the team from Gargi College coming third.

The Indian group singing competition at Reverie, Sangam followed the western singing competition. Organized by Samranjini, the Indian music society of Gargi College, it was judged by singers Debu Bhattacharjee and Sushmita Kuri. Alankaar, Hindu College emerged as the winner with Miranda House’s Indian music choir coming second and the third position was tied between Gargi College and Sri Venkateswara College.

The final competitive event of the day was Cursiv-iti, the choreography competition organized by Sparx, the choreography society of Gargi College. The event saw 10 teams showcasing their productions. The first position was secured by Srijya, Hindu College with getting the second position going to Sparx, Gargi College and Terpsi Chorean, Hansraj College getting the third position.

For the EDM night Lost Stories performed to close Day 2.

Lost Stories at Reverie | Captured by Jasmine Chahal for DU Beat!

Kartikeya Bhatotia
Arushi Pathak
Nishita Agarwal

Photos by Chirag Sharma, Jasmine Chahal, Snigdha Sharma and Alex Arthur

Day 1 Gargi College’s Annual Cultural Festival, Reverie 2016 opened with a plethora of vibrant events like stage theatre, street theatre, western dance and battle of bands.

The entire campus was covered in myriad decorations which managed to catch the eye of each spectator. The footfall was considerably high since late morning hours. After a short inauguration ceremony, the day kick started with the spirit of drama taking over the campus.

The stage play event, Nivacanna was hosted by the stage play society, Upstage. Ramjas College’s ‘Deluxe Hair Cutting Saloon’ was declared as the winner at Nivacana. It was also declared as the Best Production. SRCC and Hans Raj College were declared as second and third top plays respectively.

Reverie on Day 1 simultaneously also hosted Battle of Bands which was won by The Hans Raj Project from HRC and the second position was bagged by High Time from Kirori Mal College.

The street play event, Abhaas was organised by the street play society of the college, Kshitij and  the venue Arts Quad constantly attracted a huge audience with the various street plays Abhaas had to offer. It was won by Hindu College’s Dramatics Society with SRCC coming in second place and Ramanujan College holding the third place. College of Vocational Studies was given the honour of ‘best music’.

The much awaited event, Zenith took place in the evening witnessing a jampacked auditorium. Judged by Sahil Aneja, founder of Brooklyn Dance Academy who said that the competition was too tied and hard to judge. Zeal, the dance society of Maitreyi College emerged as the winners with Tanz, Miranda House coming at second place and Verve, Sri Venkateshwara College occupying the third place.

Kartikeya Bhatotia
Arushi Pathak
Tarushi Varma

Photographs by Gerush Bahal and Paurush Bhardwaj!

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Unlike other Delhi University colleges that kept their first cut-off high in order to avoid over admissions, Gargi College had its cut-off for Economics at 93%, while the average cut-off for Economics was fixed at 97%.  Gargi, which previously offered BBE (Bachelor in Business Economics) as a course, is offering Economics Honours as a discipline for the first time. The college was over flooded with students aspiring admission for the course. There was shortage of forms and students were provided with tokens instead. It had an intake which was approximately five times more than the sanctioned strength.

While many colleges are still admitting students, there are some colleges that closed admissions after the first cut-off. Gargi also put a stop to its intake process for almost all courses except History, Sanskrit, Botany and Mathematics. Economics is available in 42 colleges in the campus and most of them came out with a second cut-out. Gargi however, closed admissions just after the first cut-off admitting over 200 students against the approved intake of 40 students.

“According to the University policy and guidelines, its not the first come first serve basis for admissions, no one can deny admissions if a student is eligible for a course provided he/she comes within the time specified”, a lecturer from the college said. “When there are over admissions for a course, we increase the number of sections for the same so that the students and the lecturers do not face problems at the end.” the lecturer added.

Generally, at the most departments have two sections in a batch. With such a huge number, the batch might now be divided in to something around four to five sections. Space crunch, limited faculty and overall limited resources are some of the problems that such a situation could result in. When questioned with regard to the same, we got the response that the college is fully equipped to handle the situation and no college would take admissions otherwise.

(Check entire Admissions 2013 coverage here)

Jesus and Mary College reportedly had their own admission fiasco going on. On 3rd July hundreds of students turned up at JMC to try their luck at getting admitted even though they did not satisfy the cut off. Apparently lots of girls withdrew their admission from JMC’s economics course after the second cut off as they qualified for other courses. So JMC offered the jackpot, admission on first come first serve basis however it was not a formal announcement. Indecently more than a few people heard about it and there was a huge admission rush on the 3rd.

“I had called the office yesterday and they confirmed the rumour. But today they did not admit anyone below 95% because of the large number of students scored 95%.”said a disappointed DU aspirant, Varsha. Even though the official cut off declared was 96.5%, students were admitted at 95%.

Colleges are confused and unable to handle the number of aspirants. Some are overloaded while others are adopting under the table method to admit students. The Delhi University admission procedure certainly requires further improvement. Have something to add about the admission mess around? Share it with us in the comments.

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