DU admissions: Second cutoff dips across colleges, seats in popular courses still open

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. Commerce 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…

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DU’s second cutoff likely to dip by up to 3% points, many seats left

The second cutoff list for admissions to colleges under the Delhi University will be announced on July 1. Many colleges are likely to drop their cutoff by 0.25% to 3% points across the courses. The admission under the second cutoff list will start on July 1 and will continue till July 4. At Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), admission to Economic (Hons) in general and OBC categories will be closed, but BCom (Hons) will have a second list. “The drop will not be much. There is a possibility of…

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Most Delhi University colleges to come up with second list, Eco (hons) in SRCC full

Delhi University colleges resumed the undergraduate admission process on Tuesday with many colleges, including those in the North and South campus, saying they may come up with a second cutoff list. But at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), there will be no second list for Economics (hons). The college has already filled its 123 seats for the subject. “Out of the total 624 seats, we approved admissions on 470 seats. BCom (hons) has 501 seats and 470 are already full. In Economics (hons) we have approved admissions for 130. There may…

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English to be second language in Vietnam HE

The Minister of Education and Training, Phung Xuan Nha, has initially aimed this regulation at 61 universities, academies and colleges under the Ministry. Announced last month, the regulation will ensure that lecturers at universities hold their meetings in English, with students also required to give presentations and discussions in English. “It sends a very strong signal that English proficiency is important for Vietnam” Autonomous universities will be asked to review and report on the difficulties in implementing English as a second language on campus, and suggest resolutions. “Once English becomes…

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Second deadly quake hits southern Japan, rescuers race against time

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people in collapsed buildings, barely a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region. Rescuers dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings and mud and debris on Saturday to try and reach those trapped, but continued aftershocks hindered rescue efforts and fuelled fears of more powerful quakes. “Nothing is more important than human life and it’s a race against time,” said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,…

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Aston Martin to create 4,000 UK jobs with second factory in Glamorgan

Aston Martin has revealed that it will set up its second manufacturing unit in St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. This will help in creating 4,000 jobs in the UK. While 1,000 of the jobs will be created across the sports maker’s St Athan and Gaydon sites between now and 2020, the remaining job openings will be in the supply chain and local businesses. The 90-acre Welsh plant, which is expected to double the company’s total production capacity from the current 8,000 cars a year, will…

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