Admission trends defy hype around colleges

June 22, 2011
NEW DELHI: Going by the number of courses which closed for admissions in the first cutoff list itself, Miranda House, Gargi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Dyal Singh and College of Vocational Studies have emerged as the most popular colleges.

Miranda House which has seen over-admission in courses like economics, mathematics, political science and geography, in fact, exhausted most of its seats on the second day of admission itself. The college offers 19-odd courses in humanities and science streams. In the second list declared on Tuesday, the college has closed admissions in 13 courses for general candidates.

"We have seen unusually high admissions this year. Last year too, we witnessed over-admissions in science courses, but it was nothing like this year. And it is not that our cutoffs were significantly low as our economics (H) cutoff in the first list was from 94%-96%, while history was 86%-93%," said Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House.

Among the off-campus colleges, Shaheed Bhagat Singh has closed six of the 10 courses it offers, after the first cutoff admissions while Gargi has closed nine of its 17 courses. Dyal Singh has closed eight of the 17 courses. In fact, most of the popular courses like BCom (H), English, chemistry and mathematics are closed in Dyal Singh.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com