Extraordinary number of applications approved by Delhi University in the first two days of admissions this year because of more realistic cut-offs, as reported by the people involved in admissions 2018. The principals of top three colleges even mentioned that many popular courses in the top colleges might not be available after the first-cutoff list as nearly 10 % of the available seats have already approved admission.
Although, the process faced technical obstructions on the very first day of the admissions the number of admissions slightly increased after 1 pm. 6,500 admissions had been approved by the colleges out of which 3,000 students had confirmed their seats and paid the admission fees, a member of the university admission committee mentioned.
The first three days of admissions under the first list in 2017 observed only 2,201 completed admissions while this year the number of admissions increased. According to sources, the total number of seats in UG courses is around 56,000.
A DU official said that “Earlier, the colleges would not know the cut-offs for other colleges, so they would announce higher cut-offs. But this time, we asked them to announce a tentative list that could be seen by all colleges. The colleges then adjusted their cut-offs and announced a realistic list.”
Thursday will be the last day of admission under the first cut-off list for regular courses at 1 pm and 7 pm for evening courses. The second list will be announced on 25th June.Top colleges, such as Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Hindu, Gargi and Daulat Ram College, are unlikely to announce a second cut-off list for some of their more popular courses as they have already filled or will be filled by Thursday.