DU admissions 2022: Even after the Delhi University admission process has reached the third round of seat allotment, there are several vacant seats in science courses, especially in south campus and off-campus colleges.
College principals attributed the vacancies to delays in the admissions process. They also said that science students have a wider choice as they can also choose commerce courses.
The colleges hope that some of the vacancies will be filled in the third round. The university declared the third seat allotment list on Sunday and students were allowed to accept the seats till Tuesday.
At the end of the second round of allotments, more than 61,500 students have been admitted to the university. In the third round, 16,231 places were awarded for degree programs. As of 7 p.m. this Monday, 9,504 students have accepted the university and the courses that have been assigned to them.
In Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, most of the seats in the commerce and arts departments have been filled with only one of the two remaining vacant. However, vacancies in science courses are still in the double digits.
Principal Hem Chand Jain told PTI that the college had 912 sanctioned seats and 748 students had confirmed their admission by paying the fees as of 3 pm.
Jain said the seats in commerce and arts departments have already been filled.
“We are facing problems to fill the seats in science courses even in the third round. However, we are hopeful that most of the seats will be filled in this round,” he said.
For BSc (Hons) courses in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, there are 14 vacancies in Botany, 10 in Computer Science, 14 in Electronics, 19 in Mathematics and 22 in Physics. There are also eight and 12 vacancies in Zoology and Life Sciences, respectively.
In Rajdhani College off campus maximum vacancies are in Sanskrit and Science courses like Chemistry, Electronics and Physics.
The college has 1,192 sanctioned seats and 900 have already been filled on Monday night.
“The places in the science courses are still vacant. We are hopeful that it will fill in at the end of the third list and bring stability,” director Rajesh Giri told PTI.
“Every year, the situation is the same. Science courses always fill late. Science students have a lot of options as they can also get access to many commerce courses,” he added.
However, North Campus colleges such as Miranda House said they do not face such problems.
The college has 1,297 sanctioned places and has already admitted 1,375 students.
Principal B Nanda said, “Most of the seats in the courses have already been filled. Even the seats in the science courses are not vacant.” She, however, acknowledges that places in science courses took some time to fill this year because the admissions process started late.
“Science students may have already accepted admission to engineering or medical colleges. Our admission process started in September, which is late,” Nanda added.
The admission process, which started on September 12, is being carried out in three phases: application process, filling of preferences and allotment of seats-admission.
This year, the university is admitting students through Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores instead of Class 12 marks.