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DU's second cut-off list offers no relief

Jun 21, 2011 09:02 PM IST India India

New Delhi: After the shock of seeing a 100 per cent cut-off in the first list for admissions at Delhi University, students were banking on the subsequent cut-off lists to secure a seat. But with the numbers only dropping slightly, even those scoring above 90 per cent are still left without a place in the college or course of their choice.

The second cut-off lists for admission into Delhi University were out on Tuesday, but with the figures only dropping by 2-3 per cent, students like Ankita Lingwal are yet to secure a seat despite good scores.

"I scored 91.5 per cent and my first preference was Economics(Hons), but I still didn't get it, now I'll have to wait for the third list," Ankita said.

Another student Bharti Rathi stood third in her school in Bahadurgarh, but her 92.75 per cent didn't help her make the cut.

"It's very strange that I didn't get admission in the first list, nor in the second list," Bharti said.

With colleges like SRCC closing doors after the first cut-off, things have only become tougher for those seeking admission in Delhi's top colleges. This year the university has done away with the centralised admission form, letting colleges fix their own cut-off. The system has left parents worried.

Forced to wait till the next cut-off list is out, many students are now looking at alternate means like the sports quota and the ECA quota to get admission.

Students were banking on the fact that the marks needed to secure admission would drop over the next three cutoff-lists, but with seats for popular courses fast filling up, many have been left worried that their dream of studying at Delhi University will not become a reality.