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DU Admissions: What to Expect From the Fifth Cut-off List

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By Saturday evening, admissions had been approved to almost 45,000 of the 54,000 seats, and almost 42,000 students had paid their admission fees by 6 pm.

Only a slight dip is expected in the next cutoff. Parents and aspirants rushed from one college to another inquiring about the number of seats and the subjects that are likely to remain open for admission under the fifth list.
Till now, over 45,000 seats have been filled and most of the remaining ones are for reserved categories. College admission committee members told Times of India that the cutoff won’t drop by more than 0.25-1% in popular courses for the general category as few seats are left. Popular courses like economics, BCom, English and psychology have already closed for admissions in most colleges and even after withdrawals, only four to five seats are left.

Some colleges are expecting withdrawals for BCom (programme) and BCom (H) courses after the results for bachelor in management studies (BMS) come out.

According to a report in Hindustan Times,

Colleges such as Sri Venkateswara College have already admitted students beyond capacity. “We have approximately 1,150 seats, and we have approved 1,198 admissions. Almost all the courses will be closed for admissions, especially under the general category, in the next list,” said P Hemalatha Reddy, the principal.

Ramjas College too expects to close admissions to most of its courses, as they have less than 100 seats remaining at their institution. Kirori Mal College too has claimed that the fourth list would have been the last chance for many applicants, as most popular course choices will be closed.

However, Daulat Ram College claimed they still had around 150 seats remaining. “Even in sought after courses such as BCom, BCom (hons) and English (hons), we have a few seats remaining,” said Savita Roy, the principal.

For sciences, students may want to look to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College. “We have filled approximately 570 out of our 800 seats. Though most courses are going to be closed, we still have seats in the science courses,” said an associate professor.

The next cutoff list is expected to be released on Tuesday.


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