Aspirants dismayed over admission closure

Aspirants dismayed over admission closure

Aspirants dismayed over admission closure
University of Delhi’s second cut-off list which came out on Monday night created dismay among parents and students as admissions have closed at many colleges.

They also complained that the admission process was “haphazard” at many colleges.
Even after centralising admission at all colleges through a common website for the university, communication between individual colleges and the university’s seemed poor.
Deepti R Nayak came from Bengaluru on June 30 to get admitted to BCom (Prog) at Ramjas college under the first cut-off. But she got admission only after the second cut-offs were out.

Many outstation candidates are facing problems in getting their documents verified by the colleges. Many feel it is taking the university longer than it should.

“The college wanted an original mark sheet for class 12. But I haven’t received mine from my school yet. So I got a provisional one. For three days they denied me admission, whereas in the list of documents required they have mentioned that a provisional one is permissible,” Nayak told Deccan Herald.

Nayak’s parents approached the Dean of Students Welfare’s department, which after five days of the first cut-offs put a “seal” on Nayak’s provisional certificate on Monday. This would indicate to the college that she can take admission with a provisional certificate as well.

The same happened with a girl from Chhattisgarh who came to Miranda House after the second cut-offs were out. But no college official could solve her problem. 

After Ramjas College dropped its cut-offs by up to two per cent for the most sought-after courses like BCom (Hons) and Economics (Hons) in the second list, many candidates felt that it was a great opportunity for them, especially the ones from the reserved categories.
Parents and students waiting at Miranda House said they had been there for the past three hours waiting to complete admission formalities.

Admission was a chaotic procedure at some colleges, as it was being carried out from one room – outside which candidates flocked, waiting for their names to be called out.

“It is not happening on a first-come first-serve basis. We give our application in the morning and wait for them to call our name for admission. We don’t know when our name would be called out,” said Vibha Gagneja, mother of a candidate.

“The process at LSR is not like this. There every department has a separate room for admissions. So there is not so much chaos,” she added. 

Another common regret expressed by parents was that admissions to courses like BA (Hons) Sociology at Lady Shri Ram and BA (Hons) Political Science at Kirori Mal were closed. The colleges, according to them, are mostly known for these courses.

They are afraid that when the third list is out good courses in “reputed” colleges will be closed.  “Now people can switch colleges because of lower cut-offs at better colleges for the desired courses. This will not be possible then,” said Gagneja.

This year, 2,50,914 students applied for 54,000 seats in 63 Delhi University colleges. DU released 12 cut-off lists last year, but this time it has indicated that it will come out with only five lists.
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