Proud parents, anxious students and long queues marked the first day of admission to Delhi University on Friday. The university announced its first cut-off list for admission to undergraduate courses late Thursday night, with Hindu College pegging the highest score of 99 per cent for Political Science Honours – a marginal increase over last year.
Braving the heat, DU aspirants and their parents stood in serpentine queues, hoping to grab the 63,000 seats on offer at the varsity.According to the DU authorities, despite the high cut-off list, there were more than 2,000 applications on the first day after the list was released.
Aspirants from different cities, who met the cut-off criteria, lined up outside the colleges since early hours on Friday.
Some were happy about meeting the cut-off criteria of their favorite colleges while some were dismayed that despite getting a high score in class 12 examinations, they couldn’t make it to the the top colleges of Delhi University.
A DU aspirant from Tamil Nadu, eying a seat in Hindu College and Sri Ram College for Commerce (SRCC), couldn’t get in any of the first choice as his language subject Sanskrit wasn’t included in the top four subjects.”Now, I’ll trying to get admission in Hans Raj College or wait for the second cut-off list,” he said. “We’ll stay in Delhi for 10 more days and figure out what’s best for our son,” his mother said.
Raghav Goel, a topper from Hisar, was on top of the world after getting admission in his dream college.
“It was a shock for my doctor family when I told them that I wanted to study commerce. But today, I am happy and satisfied because I will be going to the best commerce College,” Raghav said.His proud parents, Dr Navneet Goel and Dr Shalu Goel, said, “All our inhibitions have gone away today. We couldn’t have thought of anything better. He is a step closer to his dream of serving the country as an economic advisor.” Hindu College has come out with the highest score of 99 per cent for Political Science Honours course.