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With an increasing number of crimes in North Delhi, a question arises on the safety of the students.

On Sunday, 5th  August 2018, a dead body was recovered from a white bag in front of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi. The body was discovered by the locals around 8 a.m. and they immediately informed the police. The head and the hands of the body were chopped off. According to the police, the body is unidentified but the man appears to be around 30 years old and the probe is underway. Delhi Police is also looking at the CCTV footage of the cameras installed in the area to identify the suspect and establish linkages related to the crime.

This incident was reported by India Today Social. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ws4VlWK2bE0 .

The body was found in North Delhi, one of the posh areas of the city.It is  a strategic place with many college’s like Hindu College, Ramjas College and, Miranda House. Along with that North Campus is the hub of students all over Delhi primarily because the University’s main offices departments are located here. It is also to be noted that important buildings like the Delhi Assembly and the Red Fort and markets like Kamla Nagar are just a few kilometres away from this place. The number of murders, which are considered the prime indicators of crime situation in the city, witnessed a rise in the first quarter of 2018. A total of 130 murders were reported till 31st March 2018.All these factors raise a question about the security and create fear in the mind of the students.

DU Beat tried to reach out to the students and the teachers but, most of them seem to be ignorant towards the situation as of now. 

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Anoushka Sharma

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As of Tuesday, more than 50% seats have been occupied at the University of Delhi. However, as per the general trend was seen on the last day, seats are still available in various colleges and there are still around 28,000 seats up for grabs in DU colleges under the next cutoff lists.

The top colleges fill most of their seats.

Hindu College has ‘over-admitted students’, by admitting more than 870 students already done so far for its 752 seats. “This is not unusual because we have supernumerary admissions… In science courses, we see withdrawals when students want to join the engineering council or medical council,” said Anita Vishan, convenor of the admission committee. In the third list, Hindu College is likely to close admissions for honours courses in Economics, BCom, Political Science, History, and Sanskrit.

While SRCC has closed admissions for the general category in both B.Com (Hons) and Economics, in Miranda House, according to Principal Pratibha Jolly, BA Programme will be open but some courses like Sociology will be closed.

Lady Sri Ram College for Women will have admissions open in just four courses for the general category. “We will keep Psychology, English, Journalism and Political Science; all other courses are closed for general category. We are not going to drop our percentage by more than 0.25 percent,” said LSR principal Suman Sharma.

Seats still available

SGTB Khalsa College is yet to fill most of its seats. Earlier, in an unexpected manner, the college had set the highest cut-offs for most subjects in the first list. However, after having zero admissions in general category seats on the basis of the first cut-off, there was a significant drop its cut-off percentage in the second list.  According to sources, the total number of admissions has not crossed 50, and even among the 50—odd admissions, most are from the minority community as the college reserves seats for Sikhs. “Most admissions are expected to take place after the third cut-off is released. Percentages will drop further from the second list,” said Nachiketa Singh, a faculty member.

While in Sri Venkateswara College over 1,000 seats are still unoccupied, at College of Vocational Studies, Principal Inderjeet Dagar specified that 483 students have been admitted for 740 seats available.

At Hans Raj College, admission convener Rajmohini Sagar said in arts and commerce 526 seats are left, and for science, there is a vacancy of 212. Daulat Ram College and Kirori Mal College have also filled up 755 out of 1,100 and 655 out of 1,348 seats, respectively.

The third list for admissions will be released on July 7 where the cut-offs are likely to dip even further.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times and The Indian Express.)

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Niharika Dabral

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