DU will release fifth cutoff list today, 12% seats are still vacant

A volunteer helps Delhi University (DU) aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Kirori Mal College, in New Delhi on  June 25, 2018.

Delhi University will release its fifth cutoff list on Wednesday for admission to about 12% remaining seats in its colleges. Around 50,000 seats out of the total 56,000 seats have already been filled.

Maximum admissions till now have been done in BA Programme with 8,612 seats being filled out of the total 10,172 seats. In BCom, there have been 5,137 admissions against a total of 6,483 seats. BCom (Hons) has a total of 6,273 seats and 5,085 admissions have been done.

Most colleges have completed admission in popular courses but some might still issue another list. At Ramjas College, admission will be open for Honors courses in Economics, BCom, History and English, principal Manoj Khanna said.

At Hindu College all courses will be closed. “We have had over admission in Economics (Hons) and English (Hons),” said Anju Srivastva, officiating principal.

This year, university has asked colleges to release realistic cutoff lists so that the admission process doesn’t drag for too long. A DU official said earlier the colleges would not know the cutoffs of other colleges so they would announce high cutoffs to avoid over admission.

“But this time we asked colleges to announce a tentative list on our internal portal that could be seen by all colleges. The colleges then adjusted their cutoffs and announced a realistic list,” said a DU official.

Admission under the fifth list will start on Thursday and continue till Saturday. Verification of documents and approval of admission will happen from 9.30 to 1.30 pm for regular shift colleges and 4pm to 7 pm for evening shift colleges.

The university was earlier planning to only release five cutoff lists and conduct a centralised counselling to fill the remaining seat. But the university has now decided to release a sixth cutoff if seats remain vacant after the fifth list.