Students who could not make the cut at Delhi University in the first cutoff list should not lose hope.
Admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, BCom, English, Mathematics, Physics, and BA Programme are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list released by Delhi University.
Out of the 38 colleges that offer Economics (hons), admissions have been closed at five colleges – Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), BR Ambedkar, PGDAV, and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The highest cutoff for the subject is 97.25% at Hindu College.
For Economics (hons) cutoffs have dropped by up to 2 percentage points with the highest dip from 97.50% to 95.50% at Gargi College.
For BCom (hons) out of the 54 colleges that offer the course only two — LSR and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening) — have closed admissions. The highest cutoff is 97.5% at SRCC with about 25-30 seats left.
Similarly, BCom, which is offered at 43 colleges, was closed for admission only at two colleges –Aditi Mahavidyala and Kamla Nehru College. SGTB Khalsa had the highest cutoff for the course at 96.5%.
BCom and BCom (hons) have both seen a drop of up to four and three percentage points, respectively, with Mata Sundri College recording the highest dip for both courses.
Admissions are open at 44 colleges for English (hons) as only two colleges have closed admission for the course. Kirori Mal College and Mata Sundri College have closed admission for English (hons), which has the highest cutoff at 97.5% at LSR.
The highest cut-off for a course in the second list is 98.25% for BA (Hons) Psychology in LSR.
BA (hons) English has seen a drop of up to four percentage points. At Dyal Singh Evening College the cutoff went down from 96% to 92%.
BA Programme, which received the maximum number of applications this year, is still available for admission at 46 colleges after four colleges closed admission for the course. Gargi College, Kamla Nehru College, Hindu College and LSR have closed admission for BA Programme, which has the highest cutoff at 96.5% at SGTB Khalsa.
BA programme reported a dip of six percentage points at Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College.
History (hons) and Political Science (hons) have been closed for admission at seven colleges each. Both the courses have seen dip of up to four percent points. For History, the highest dip is at Sri Guru Nanak Dev College where it went from 95% to 91%.
Out of the 38 colleges that offer Mathematics (hons), admission is closed at seven colleges, including LSR. The highest cutoff for the subject was at Hindu College at 96.75%.
Physics (hons) is closed for admission at five colleges out of the 24 that offer the course and has the highest cutoff at Hans Raj and SGTB Khalsa at 96.33%.
In Science courses, both Chemistry (hons) and Mathematics (hons) have recorded an up to three percentage point drop. Colleges such as Maitreyi have the highest dip in cutoff for Chemistry, and Shivaji and SGND Khalsa have seen the highest dip for Mathematics.
Physics (hons) saw the highest dip in cutoff at Shivaji College, where it dropped by 2.67 percentage points from 96% to 93.33%.
College principals said the first priority of students should be to secure admission. “Students should take admission in whichever college they are getting into. They should not wait for the next cutoff. First secure a seat and then even if you want to change, you can if you meet the later cutoffs at other colleges,” said RP Rustagi, officiating principal SRCC.
The cutoff for courses such as Hindi and Punjabi (hons) saw a sharp drop of 5-10 percentage points.