Admissions to around 79% of seats in Delhi University had been approved by the end of the first day of enrolment under the fourth cutoff list.
With only a little over 20% seats still up for grabs, admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom had been closed at many popular colleges. Seats are fast filling even at the colleges where seats are still available and students may need to rush before Saturday to secure a place.
DU has around 56,000 seats for undergraduate courses at its 60-odd constituent colleges, of which around 50,000 are for merit-based undergraduate courses. A little over 10,000 seats were still up for grabs at various colleges.
By Thursday, admissions to 39,495 seats had been confirmed. 36,836 students had paid their admission fees by 6 pm, said DU officials who work with the admissions committee.
The Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) had also released its third cutoff list along with the fourth list for regular colleges. Of the 12,500 seats available for NCWEB, admissions had been approved to 2,408 seats.
Seats are still available at colleges such as Gargi, Hindu, Ramjas, Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, and others.
Ramjas College has approximately 100 seats left. Seats are still available for honours programmes in Political Science, Economics, English and History. Students who have scored 96.5% or more may be able to secure BA (hons) Economics seat at Ramjas.
LSR has seats still available for courses such as Psychology, Journalism, English, and History. “We have filled approximately 590 out of the available 700 seats,” said Suman Sharma, principal.
Miranda House, had faced over-admission for Chemistry (hons) programme during the third cutoff. But they still have seats available in four courses, including BA programme and BA (hons) English.
“We have been more busy with ECA admissions… We have around 30 seats for sports and 20 for ECA. We reserve 5% supernumerary seats for Sports and ECA combined. We have more seats for sports as sports is specialised and ECA talent is widespread across colleges anyway,” said Pratibha Jolly, principal of Miranda House.
Students who have sought admissions under the Extra Curricular Activities quota, and have made it to the merit list, will be notified of the colleges’ admission list on Friday. Students then will have Saturday and Monday to get their admission confirmed at the colleges concerned.