Didn’t Make It In The First Cut Off? Here Are 5 Things To Muse On

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Delhi University’s first cut off list has been released and it is certainly aiming higher than the sky with Hindu’s cut off going 99%. Therefore, with percentages soaring the skies, the rate of disappointments amongst students is going to be higher. For all those with sad faces and eyes glistening with tears, here are some things to help you keep your cool.

1. First Chance isn’t the last

Each year Delhi University releases five cut off lists, also according to past experiences, it has released up to 12 lists. This shows that you are going to have numerous chances to bet on.

2. The best for you comes to you
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It is important to note that as soon as the first list releases, you must reserve your berth irrespective of college. DU teachers have always complemented course over college. On the other hand, DU colleges follow a policy where applicants who were eligible but did not take admission under the first list in a particular college will not be given consideration in the second list unless the seats are left. Thus take any college, either way, you’re part of Delhi University. It might not be what you desired but you never know it can change your life.

3. Other bets in your pocket
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School of Open Learning and Non-Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB) can be your saviours to the high cut-offs. SOL offers five undergraduate correspondence programmes namely BA Programme, BCom, BCom (Hons), BA English (Hons) and BA Political Science (Hons). While the latter is only reserved for women candidates. These can be your tickets to the amazing world of Delhi University. Another perk is that you can always opt for short term courses side by side.

4. Private Universities
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While DU cut-offs can be nerve reckoning, private universities can act as good backups. Whilst offering traditional (Hons) courses, they also provide professional courses such as mass communication, graphic designing, BCA etc. Many career counsellors have suggested the following as a good alternative to Delhi University.

5. Don’t be hard on yourself

It might seem the end of the world, BUT IT ISN’T. You must focus on the broader picture. There are going to more cutoffs, this is just the starting. A college here, a course there isn’t going to ruin your life but your attitude towards it might affect the beautiful moments yet to come. It isn’t necessary that you will turn out to be a success in your desired college and a failure in others. You have struggled 12-13 years to reach here, might as well enjoy the approaching adulthood with a smile on your faces. Don’t lose hope

Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it.

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Mallika Barsaley
A 2nd-year student pursuing B.A.Programme with a knack of writing. A budding journalist and an all-time explorer. General Secretary of B.A.Programme Association of Kamala Nehru College.

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