DU receives over 59,000 applications on final day of admissions under first cut-off list – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Over 59,000 applications were received by the Delhi University (DU) on the final day of admissions under the first cut-off list, with over 17,000 students paying the fees, according to data shared by the university. The process to apply for admission will be on till 11.59 pm on Wednesday.

The total number of applications stands at 59,525, while 17,913 students have paid the fees. A total of 12,774 applications have been approved by the principals of various colleges.

Manoj Khanna, principal of Ramjas College, said they have approved 400 admissions and had given time till 8.30 pm to students whose OBC certificates were not submitted and students whose marksheets were either not submitted or were available on DigiLocker.

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“We will have to cancel the admissions if the students do not submit the documents or give an undertaking,” he said.

Khanna said for the B.Com programme, they have had applications from perfect scorers from the Kerala board and there have been a good number of admissions to B.Sc (Honours) Physics, Mathematics (Honours), B.Com (Honours), History (Honours), English (Honours) and Political Science (Honours).

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) College principal Hem Chand Jain said the rush seen this time at the college after the first cut-off is unprecedented. He said being an off-campus college, DDU has never seen this kind of rush.

“I have been associated with the admission process at the college for the last 25 years. We have received 1,517 applications, of which 400 students have paid the fees, 600 admissions have been approved while 400 have been rejected. Nearly 100 applications are under process over issues related to certificates,” Jain said.

The college had pegged the cut-off for B.Sc (Honours) Computer Science at 100 per cent but has not received any application in the unreserved category, he said, adding that the course might close for the reserved categories in the next list.

Similarly, B.Sc (Honours) Zoology, several combinations of the BA programme, apart from Economics and History, might be closed for the second list.

According to Rajesh Dwivedi, convener, admissions at the Aryabhatta College, they have received a total of 708 applications and 451 have been approved. For Political Science (Honours), they have approved 117 admissions for 58 seats while for the BA programme, 103 admissions have been approved.

“Nearly 60 per cent of the applicants are from southern boards like Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with high scores,” Dwivedi said.

At Miranda House, nearly 600 applications have been approved while at Hansraj College, 304 admissions have taken place to science courses and 225 to arts and commerce courses.

The college had pegged a 100 per cent cut-off for B.Sc (Honours) Computer Science and 41 admissions have taken place to the course.

At Rajdhani College, a total of 277 admissions have taken place over a span of three days.

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