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Over two weeks after the beginning of the new academic session, hundreds of seats in Delhi University (DU) colleges, including those in the popular north campus, are still lying vacant. In fact, officials are now mulling over releasing an 11th cut-off list shortly.

“We are still compiling the data on how many seats are still vacant and will soon have a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor.  We are mulling over releasing 11th Cut Off.

Several faculty members, however, begged to differ and said this has been happening since the introduction of the single grading system — Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) — last year. “What will be the use of doing BCom if the student does not get to learn Economics while pursuing the course?”asked a faculty member at the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. “Students will rather choose private universities to pursue the course with the subjects of their choice,” he added.

Though faculty members are blaming the CBCS system for the large number of vacant seats in DU, the frequent internal migration might be the reason behind the confusion. The university must take stock of the situation keeping internal migration in mind, and then proceed to act accordingly.

-Prachi Agarwal



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