Drop expected in Delhi University’s third cut-off list, over 50,000 seats filled so far


By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Over 51,000 students have secured admission at Delhi University’s undergraduate courses, filling up over 74 per cent of the 70,000 seats available, according to official data. The third cut-off list will be released on Saturday. 

The university received a total of 1, 18,878 applications under the first two cut-off lists. A total of 51,974 students paid the fees till 5 pm on Friday, after which the payment gateway was closed, university officials said.

As many as 10,591 applications have been approved by college principals, they said. Ramjas College principal Manoj Khanna said that the college authorities are treading cautiously as they do not want to admit more students than the number of seats.

“This year, we are planning to go for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation. We want to maintain a decent student-teacher ratio, which is an important criterion. We had kept the cut-off at 100 per cent for political science (honours) in the second list because we had only two vacant seats,” he added.

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College principal Dr Jaswinder Singh, said nearly 440 seats out of 820 have been filled up. “We have 10 students who have applied to the B.Com programme. The cut-offs are likely to see a 1 per cent decline in the third list,” he said.

The cut-off for the B.Com programme was pegged at 100 per cent in the first cut-off list but the course did not find any takers so it was reduced in the second list. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College principal Hem Chand Jain said that the decline in the third list will range from 0.25 to 0.5 per cent. 

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