DU Admission process is going on nowadays. Rising cut-offs are not regarding be a barrier for DU colleges, with various top colleges contending on the second day of admission on Tuesday that they are close to filling seats in some courses, especially in reserved categories, or have over-admitted students in some.
Meanwhile, colleges are dealing with another issue regarding online DU admission — the refusal of a storm of applications from candidates who haven’t met the cut-off criteria. Several colleges grumbled this is turning out to be a time-consuming activity.
According to the data released by DU, out of 49,712 applications, 7,640 have been approved and 6,790 students have paid their fees and finalized admission by Tuesday. Wednesday is the last day for taking admission. Fees can be paid until Friday.
The principal of Lady Shree Ram College for Women said that they encountered a lot of rush — more on Tuesday than Monday — particularly in subjects like Political Science and Maths. Except for one department in which admission may overstep a bit, for all others we are within the limits, Sharma explained, without naming the department. She also said of the three subjects with 100% cut-off, there were quite a few applications for two.
At Ramjas College, Principal Manoj Khanna told around 250-300 admissions were ratified till Tuesday: For Political Science especially, we are getting a lot of demand. Seats in the reserved sectors are about to fill.
On Tuesday, Hansraj College cleared 103 admissions for 758 seats in science subjects, and 225 admissions for 956 seats in arts and commerce. Economics, English, Botany, and Maths were filling up the timeliest, while there aren’t many takers for Electronics, Chemistry, and Geology.
Most colleges, however, said a large number of requests are yet to be distilled and speed was stymied due to rejections. Sources at Shri Ram College of Commerce said out of 256 applications obtained so far, 125 were rejected. Despite our cut-offs being 99% and above, we are getting applications from those with the top four percent in the 70-80% bracket. Acknowledging each application individually with the reason for denial is taking a lot of time, said sources.
Sanjeev Singh, director of DU’s computer center, nonetheless, said, Colleges have been given all filters to select eligible students. On why ineligible applications weren’t passed at the university level, he said, Applying is the right of the pupil.