Delhi, India (PressExposure) June 23, 2011 -- If Delhi University's first list sent out shock waves across the country, the second one is set to serve as a shock absorber. As there are vacant seats for most courses, several colleges, including the sought- after North Campus institutions, released a second cut- off list late on Monday.
Cut- off marks have decreased in programmes such as B.Com ( honours), BA programme and registered a significant dip in many science courses.
Though Shri Ram College of Commerce has managed to fill all its general category seats in BCom and economics courses even with its muchhyped first list, colleges such as Kirori Mal College, Sri Venkateswara College, SGTB Khalsa College, Gargi College, Kamla Nehru College and Lady Shri Ram College are still open for admission to the popular commerce programmes.
Science students, who were disappointed by the sharp increase in cut- off marks as against last year's, can still be hopeful for admission to zoology, botany and, in some colleges, even in physics and chemistry.
At Daulat Ram College, for instance, the cut- off percentage for physics and chemistry has been slashed by as much as 5 per cent and 3 per cent, respectively.
Kirori Mal College, on the other hand, has brought down the cut- off for botany and zoology by six and three per cent, respectively, in the second list.
As the cut- offs are coming down, some colleges have even braced themselves for cancellation of admission in the first list. " With other sought after colleges slashing their qualifying marks, some of our students might cancel their admission with us and move out. But we had seen this coming," media Crunch- hit minelords adviser of a North Campus college, who did not wish to be identified, said.
Meanwhile, like the last three years, admission to seats reserved under the OBC quota is turning out to be a tough task for DU colleges.
Even SRCC, which has filled all its general category seats is open for admission in the second list for OBC quota. Hence, colleges in some courses have even gone to the extent of giving almost a 10 per cent relaxation in a bid to attract students.