Lesser options after first list; no second list for top courses

With a quarter of 56,000 seats already filled, no second cut-off list for several courses at top colleges.

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On Sunday, several Delhi University colleges including Hindu, Gargi, Ramjas, and LSR did not announce second cut-off for various courses since over 15,000 admissions took place after the declaration of the first cut-off list. Thus, most of the popular courses have no vacant seats.


In the first admission list, Hindu College was the most prominent college. Over 946 admissions took place. Admissions in 11 out of the 18 courses offered by Hindu College have been closed in the second list. The cut-off for seats remaining in the following courses was declared yesterday.

  1. B.Sc (Hons.) Botany
  2. B.A (Hons.) Economics
  3. B.A (Hons.) English
  4. B.A (Hons.) Hindi
  5. B.A (Hons.) Philosophy
  6. B.A (Hons.) Sociology
  7. B.Com (Hons.)

In 2017, the cutoff for B.A Programme in Hindu was 96% and B.A (Hons.) Political Science at 96.25%. These have increased to 97% and 96.75%, respectively, this year. Anshu Srivastava, principal, Hindu College said, “We are surprised by the kind of response we got from applicants this year. This is despite our increasing the marks needed to qualify from the level they were last year”.

Srivastava also stated, “We can possibly attribute the jump in the number of admissions to the opening of a new girl’s hostel in the college. With the accommodation that we are now able to provide to girl students, our popularity may have gone up” as the reason for increased applications despite high cut-offs.


Miranda House has closed admissions for general category candidates in B.A (Hons.) Geography, B.A (Hons.) Political Science, B.A (Hons.) Philosophy and B.Sc Physical Science with Computer.

Seats in B.Sc (Hons.) Chemistry, B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology, B.A Prog., B.A (Hons.) Hindi, B.A (Hons.) Philosophy and B.A (Hons.) Political Science at Gargi College had been filled after the first list.

Usually, SRCC fills the seats fastest. However, this year, except for B.A (Hons.) Economics, seats for both courses remain vacant.¬†“There are very few seats left to be filled”,¬†said¬†Simrit Kaur, college principal.

On the other hand, few colleges failed to fill seats for even popular courses. LSR has a few seats remaining for SC, ST and OBC categories in B.A (Hons.) Psychology. Just 11 admissions in the same course took place at Aryabhatta College. While Dyal Singh Evening College is said to have admitted only two students in the three days of the admission process, after the announcement of the first cut-off list.

Delhi University on Sunday announced the second cut-off list for merit-based admissions in undergraduate courses. Students can take admissions from 25 June-27 June (under the second cut-off list).

Check the lists in the links down below.

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