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When Colleges of the popular Delhi University (DU) invited applicants to fill what few seats remain vacant, little did they know that they will be flooded with applications. Seats in some of the colleges were vacant even after the fifth cut-off of DU 2016 for which colleges had invited applications. Tens of thousands students have applied for seats ranging from as less as a few dozen to a few hundred.
Check out the number of applicants who applied for the following colleges:
Name of the College
Hans Raj College
The principal of Hindu College, Anju Srivastava said that they were working on the data and it is taking time as the data is quite huge. The merit list has to be closely evaluated to come up with precision as the number of applicants is huge while the number of seats remain limited, added the principal.
Kanika Ahuja, Media Coordinator of LSR informed that LSR received 1,811 applications for the six seats that remain vacant in their psychology course for general category. Referring to such huge numbers she said that coming up with a merit list is tough. The college will now go along the University’s guidelines and if the scores in best four subjects are similar then they will consider the aggregate of all subjects of class XII.
The merit list for these seats was supposed to be submitted by the colleges till 5pm on Wednesday, July 27. However, with such a big database, colleges couldn’t manage to get the merit list ready at such a short notice.
Fingers were also pointed at the University for defaulting at presenting properly processed data. 17-odd colleges received up to 40,000 applications whereas a bunch of nine colleges got more than 20,000 applications, reported an official.
Colleges are in a fix because many of these applicants have already secured a seat in one of the DU colleges. Such students have applied for the vacant seats without withdrawing their admission from the colleges they are currently admitted to. If these students were given one of these vacant seats then the seats they were earlier occupying will fall vacant, further prolonging the admission process.
Primarily, students did not have the privilege of applying to a college without cancelling their occupied seats except for the students belonging St Stephen's and Jesus and Mary, as they don’t fall under the DU centralised admission process. After questions of guarantee of getting seats were raised by the students, DSW office allowed other students the same privilege.