What seems as a wave of students fighting it out for the remaining seats in the colleges under Delhi University, the administration has gone berserk with the number of applications it has received for the vacant seats in these colleges under the university. For seats ranging from a dozen to a few hundred in different colleges, thousands of aspirants have applied, resulting in the delay of making the merit list public.
Over 84000 candidates have applied for the 50 vacant seats in Hans Raj College, which makes it 1680 candidates per seat in the college. Another premiere college under DU, Ramjas College is not far behind, as it has received 57000 applications for the 100 vacant seats at the moment. For mere 25 seats, Deen Dayal Upadhaya College has got over 37000 applications.
The colleges were supposed to take out their merit list by Wednesday, but it could not handle such a vast number of applications in so little time and were unable to take out the merit list from such a huge database. Apart from these reputed colleges, seventeen odd different colleges have received over 40000 applications while other nine colleges have got over 20000 applications.
Even for six seats of B.Com (H) and Psychology in Hindu College and Lady Shri Ram College, there are 5000 and 1811 applications received respectively by the colleges. Kirori Mal College, which has about 300 vacant seats at the moment, has also received over 40000 applications.
The college authorities are also surprised to see such huge number of applications for the few vacant seats in the colleges and are working hard to prepare a merit list out of it. The merit list would be prepared on the basis of best-of-four scores of the candidates and those who have similar scores would be judged based on their overall marks achieved in the class XII examination.
The main issue at hand at this moment is that many applicants have already secured their seats in various DU colleges and are applying for the vacant seats at the colleges of their choice as well. Once, the get selected for these seats, the seats they are currently acquiring would get vacant once again which would give rise to the time taken in completing the admission procedure.
The candidates, who have taken admission in DU colleges through cut off lists, were not initially allowed to apply in other colleges under merit list unless they leave their seats. But later DU administration allowed the students to apply without cancelling their admissions, after facing pressure from students, parents and political bodies in the university.