Delhi University has approved applications at an “unprecedented” rate in the first two days of admissions this year because of more realistic cut-offs, according to people familiar with the developments.
With admissions to around 10% of the available seats already approved, many popular courses in the more sought-after institutions may not be available after the first list, said principals of three top colleges.
Though the process was stalled due to technical glitches on the first day, admission numbers started picking up after 1pm on Tuesday. By 6pm on Wednesday, around 6,500 admissions had been approved by colleges, and around 3,000 students had paid the admissions fees and confirmed their seats, MK Pandit, a member of the university admission committee said.
Last year, by the end of three days of admissions under the first list, the university had completed only 2,201 admissions. The total number of seats in undergraduate courses is around 56,000.