As the admission process for the first cut-off list drew to a close, at least 22,186 applications were approved across Delhi University (DU) colleges by Wednesday evening and 11,248 students managed to complete the formalities.
According to data provided by the university, as many as 59,730 students had applied for 70,000 undergraduate seats across 61 colleges (excluding St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary) by 8 pm on Tuesday.
Of them, 22,186 applications were approved by the colleges and 11,248 of them completed the admission process after paying the fees.
Even though applications were closed on Wednesday, students who have already applied can pay the fee and complete the admission formalities by 12 pm on Friday.
The university has switched to a completely online admission process this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The second cut-off will be announced before October 19.
Despite high cut-offs, colleges witnessed a huge rush of applicants and several courses at some colleges have already witnessed over-admissions.
At Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), as many as 121 applications were approved for admission in BCom (Hons) and 125 for BA (Hons) in Economics by Wednesday evening. The cut-off for BCom (Honours) is 99.5% and BA (Honours) in Economics is 99% at the college.
College principal Simrit Kaur said very few seats will be available in the second list. “We are still processing some applications and students are yet to pay fees to complete the process. We managed to get an adequate number of applications because we had set a realistic cut-off this year,” she said.
Suman Sharma, principal of Shri Ram (LSR) College, which announced a 100% cut-off for admissions to Political Science, Psychology, and Economics this year, said they received a “huge response”.
“We are still processing the applications and will be able to give the admission data by Friday evening. We are expected to have seats in almost all courses in the second cut-off, except for two courses,” she said. The college received the maximum number applications for Political Science (Hons) and BSc in Mathematics.
At Hindu College, more than 1,000 applications were approved by Wednesday evening and around 500 of them paid the fees and completed the process. In Ramjas, as many as 500 applications were approved by the college by 7 pm on Wednesday with the maximum students applying for Political Science (Hons) and BSc in Statistics.
College principal Manoj Khanna said, “Of these 500 approved applications, 130 paid the fees to confirm admissions. We still have 300 applications to process. We already have surplus admissions in some courses including some combinations of BA (prog) and History (Hons),” he said.
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