Around 40 students from north-east were denied admissions at Dyal Singh College (evening) on Friday. The college, which lowered the cutoffs in the third list, reportedly received applications much more than its intake capacity in some of the courses on the first day of the third cutoff admission.
The candidates came to the college on the second day of the three-day admission process but were turned away despite meeting the admission criteria. To this, the college authorities said that the admissions have been closed. The college had also stated in its additional criteria that a 3% relaxation would be given to girl students. But when some girls from the reserved category (ST) approached the college, they were denied admission saying it was for the general category. The same was not specified in the cutoff issued by the college.
Meanwhile, another 60 students gathered at the dean of students' welfare office and stayed put till evening, appealing for intervention as they too were denied admissions at Swami Shraddhanand College.
The college had lowered its bar in the third cutoff by as much as 10%. With the university administration not intervening, college continued to deny admissions to eligible candidates even in the third list.
Trouble continues to plague College of Vocational Studies which had set the cut-off for English at 80% in the first list and has been facing the wrath of applicants — who were refused admission by the college — ever since. Having already admitted way beyond their capacity for the course, the college authorities promised admissions to some after the first cut-offs only to turn them away later. A group of protesting students broke the college gate on Friday when they were refused entry and the police had to be called in. A protest in front of the college is planned for Saturday.
Based on admissions and withdrawals at colleges on Friday, there is hope for those still hoping to make it into the commerce or economics course. A fourth list in commerce and economics seems likely at Ramjas and Maharaja Agrasen. At Ramjas, there are seats available in physics and chemistry as well. At Miranda House, there are a few seats available in English and computer science and at Kamala Nehru College, there are seats in economics, Sanskrit and philosophy.