Delhi varsity announced 6th cutoff; PC drops by 0.5 only

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New Delhi, July 14: Delhi University (DU) on Sunday announced the sixth cutoff list for admissions to its various four-year undergraduate programmes. Courses up for grabs for general candidates include commerce, economics and English.

There are 17 DU colleges where admission is still open for commerce programme with the cutoff ranging between 96.5 percent in Hans Raj college and 84.75 in Shyam Lal (Evening) College.

Colleges like Ramjas, Shyam Lal (Evening) and Sri Aurobindo are offering admissions to the commerce programme after declaring admissions closed in the fifth list.

Seats are also available for the economics programme in 11 colleges of the varsity. The sixth cutoff list saw a drop of only 0.5 percent for economics.

Colleges like Miranda House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Dyal Singh, too, have opened admission for economics after it was declared closed in the fifth list.

"A lot of students cancelled their admissions because of which we opened admissions to some programmes in the sixth list," P.K. Khurrana, principal of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, told IANS.

The admission to English programme is open in five colleges with the cutoff dropping to 80 percent in the sixth list.

Among the five DU colleges that offer mass communication and journalism, the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Kamla Nehru College have reopened admission to the course.

The admission to journalism at Kamla Nehru was declared closed in the third cutoff list. The cutoff for admission to the programme now stands at 92.5 percent - a dip of 0.5 percent.

However, for the reserved category candidates, seats are still available in many colleges of the varsity with the cutoff ranging from 60 to 80 percent.

"We are not getting candidates in the reserved category but we will fill all the seats even if it requires us to declare eight or ninth list," Khurrana said.

For science subjects, admission in most of the colleges has been closed. Only Hindu College and Mirnada House have seats still available in Botany.

For the Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) courses, admissions are open only for Electronics in Hans Raj College and Keshav Mahavidalaya.

The university introduced the four-year undergraduate programme this academic session. Under the new programme, students will be required to study 11 foundation courses in the first two years with the main subjects under disciplines I and II, and applied courses.

IANS

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