New Delhi: Around 11,000 students secured admission in various colleges of the Delhi University(DU) after the first cut-off list, almost six times the number last year, an official said. The last day of the admission process for the first-cut-off list finished on Thursday.
According to a university official, out of over 56,000 seats, over 11,000 were filled which was a record-breaking number. Last year, around 2,000 seats were filled.
According to the varsity the top five colleges where students took admission were Hindu College, where 785 seats were filled, followed by Gargi College, where 674 seats were filled, Miranda House, where 628 seats were filled, Lady Shri Ram College, where 579 seats were filled, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College where 575 seats were filled.
The top courses were BCom (Hons) in which 1,401 seats were filled, followed by BA (Programme) in which 1,371 seats were filled, with the third most popular course being BA (Hons) Political Science where 1,004 seats were filled.
The other top courses were BA (Hons) History where 819 seats were filled and BCom where 807 seats were filled, the official said.
DU released its first cut-off list on Monday night for merit-based undergraduate courses, recording a drop in the minimum required marks as compared to the last year.
However on the first day of the admissions, the university’s server went through the technical snag and the DigiLocker, a government-owned public cloud storage where certificates and documents were stored, was not integrated with the varsity portal.
The second day and the third day of the admissions went off smoothly, said the officials. The second cut-off list is expected on 24 June and the officials are expecting a huge rush at that time.
According to the admission rules, applicants need to study the cut-off list, select courses and colleges on the university website, take a printout of the admission slip and finally approach the respective colleges with the slip and required documents.
The varsity threw open its admission portal for aspirants of various undergraduate courses on 15 May. The registration for these courses ended on 7 June. Registrations were made for the merit-based course and rest for the entrance-based ones.