With a marginal drop in the cut-off marks in Delhi University’s second list, there was little hope for students who aspired to take admission in undergraduate courses in the varsity. The next list will be out on June 27.
A drop of one to two percent was seen in the cut-offs for undergraduate commerce courses in colleges like Kirori Mal, Sri Venkateswara, Khalsa and Lady Shri Ram.
Shrishti Sharma, an admission seeker, said: "Some of the reputed colleges have already closed their doors for BCom (Honours) after the first cut-off list. But I still have hope since Lady Shri Ram and Hans Raj are still there."
Vishal Ashok, a student from Bihar, said that he was contemplating returning home and exploring his options there.
"The second cut-off list is hardly a breather. I knew the cut-offs will be high, but not this much," Ashok said.
In Shri Ram College of Commerce which, in the first list, fixed a 100% cut-off for its BCom (Honours) course for non-commerce students, all seats for the course have been filled. Same is the case with BA (Honours) Economics.
However, admissions to popular courses like BCom, BA (Honours) Economics and English are still open in colleges such as Hans Raj, Lady Shri Ram, Khalsa, Kirori Mal, Sri Venkateswara and Indraprastha College, with their cut-offs dipping by one to five percent.
This year, Delhi University, one of India's premier varsities, did away with the application process for admissions to its undergraduate courses. So the colleges declared the cut-offs on the basis of last year's marks.
Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Dean of the Students Welfare Office, said, "Colleges have exercised caution before declaring the second list. Aspirants are advised not to get discouraged as most of the colleges are expected to announce three more lists."
Those students who meet the cut-offs of the second list can take admission June 22-25.