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DU admissions 2012: DU announces changes in the first cut-off list
The first cut-off lists for Delhi University (DU) colleges were announced on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. DU has now announced a few corrections on the first cut-off list owing to certain changes made in the cut-off marks in some colleges.
Kamala Nehru College now has 93.5% to 98.25% as the cut-off marks for BA Economic (H). At Shyam Lal College, the cut-off for the same course has been changed to 78% instead of 72% for the OBC category.
As for BCom (H), the cut-off range in College of Vocational Studies has been increased between 93.5% and 96.5% for the general category.
In Daulat Ram College, for BA Philosophy (H) the cut-off is set at 82% with atleast 65 marks in English.
Original documents a must for admissions in DU
Admission for other DU colleges that announced the first cut-off list began on June 26, 2012. The university is witnessing a large number of aspirants rushing to obtain their admissions.
However, this year DU has introduced stringent admission rules. DU colleges are now insisting on original documents to be submitted on the day of admissions to ensure transparency in the system.
Candidates should submit the original documents along with attested copies between June 26 and June 28, 2012.
This move has also been initiated to curb the practice of students obtaining admissions in several individual colleges simultaneously keeping in mind the increasing demands in the colleges.
Provisions are being made for students who have not received the original documents from their respective boards. Provisional admissions will be given only if there are large number of candidates, confirmed the sources from the university.
The originals will be returned in a few hours if a student wants to withdraw admissions.
Haryana Board students denied admissions due to lack of original certificates
The students from Haryana Board of Secondary Education are facing trouble as their Results are only available online. Moreover, many colleges reported that the university has not issued any guidelines as to whether the candidates could verify the online marks and secure admissions on that basis.
Since the university has failed to dispatch any related information, the colleges reported that the students from the Haryana Board cannot be admitted.
Adding misery to the cause is the fact that most students carried a printed copy of their marks card taken from private websites that allow them to see the marks obtained and not from the official website of the Haryana Board. This being the case college officials reported verification of the marks becomes impossible.
Admissions Day 1: Most colleges record high admission rates
At Shri Ram College of Commerce 71% of the seats were filled in the general category for BCom (H) and 63% of the general seats in BA Economics (H) on the first day of admissions despite the high cut-offs. The college also filled 39 of the 62 general category seats in BA Economics (H). In all, 273 admissions were done on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
This has reduced the chances for second cut-off list in the general category. Students now fear that the admissions in general category will be closed after the first cut-off as it happened in 2011.
As for the admissions in BCom (H) in other colleges, 44 admissions were made in Gargi College, while Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) College made 23 admissions and Ramjas had 16 students. On the other hand, Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateshwara College could not draw a single admission due to the high cut-off.
Gargi College was one of the few off-campus colleges that did well in science and commerce admissions, admitting 246 against 537 seats for the general category. Gargi College filled up nine of its 23 seats under general category for History (H) despite a 10% increase in the cut-off.
DDU admitted two students in BSc Physics (H) and one in Zoology. DDU in total admitted 37 students on day one.
At Sri Venkateswara College 163 admissions were made of which, 27 were admitted in BA (H) English and BSc (H) mathematics.
13 admissions were made in BA History (H) and 10 in BA (H) political science.
As for other colleges, 10% seats were filled in Ram Lal Anand College, with maximum admissions made under the BCom (H) and BCom programme. In Moti Lal Nehru College, just over 100 students were admitted, with 60 in BCom (H) and BCom. BA (H) English had 31 admissions.
Students expect to secure admissions through second cut-off list
On day 1 of admissions in Delhi University, most colleges recorded large number of students obtaining their admissions through the first cut-off list. However, students who were less fortunate have decided to wait for their chance in the second cut-off list.
Many students have also decided to secure a seat wherever they qualified and wait till the second cutoff list is out expecting they could switch to the desired course in the college of their choice. This year there were students who missed out certain colleges by just a mark.
Sources from the university suggested students to take up admissions now and not to wait for the second cut-off list.
OBC quota proves to be a hurdle for admissions
With the implementation of OBC quota and admissions beyond capacity in the general category, most DU colleges are left with very little space in the classrooms. Many colleges are still awaiting the clearance of the grants that were given in 2008-09.
Under the OBC quota that came into effect in 2010, Rs 8-10 crore grants were given to the colleges to increase the classroom space to accommodate more students. However, proposals for expanding the infrastructure are still moving in a slow pace.
SRCC has increased the number of lectures to accommodate all students since the college cannot build another floor as per the permitted floor area ratio. This has also increased the working hours.
Hindu College and Daulat Ram College are still waiting for the clearance of the proposal to be made by the civic agencies.
Colleges are struggling to find a solution as they cannot refuse admission to any eligible candidate even if they overshoot the capacity.
Source: Times of India
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