DU admissions: You can still get seats in popular honours courses

Many options were available to students seeking admission to Delhi University, with the cutoff dipping by up to 3 percentage points in popular courses in the third list announced on Thursday night.

Top colleges such as Hindu, Hans Raj, Ramjas, Kirori Mal, Miranda House, Sri Venkateswara, Lady Shri Ram and Indraprastha College for Women still have seats in popular honours courses such as Economics, BCom, English, Political Science, History and Mathematics.

LSR topped the chart again in the third cutoff list, seeking 98% for admission to BA Psychology. The course had the highest cutoff in DU in the second list at 98.25%.

Commerce and Economics

Admissions to Economics is closed in nine colleges, including Sri Ram College of Commerce. The highest dip in cutoff for the course was recorded at Aryabhatta College, where it came down from 96% to 94%.

Seats in Economics were available in colleges such as LSR, Hindu, Hans Raj, Ramjas, Kirori Mal, Sri Venkateswara, IP College for Women, and Daulat Ram. The highest cutoff for the course is at LSR at 97.5% and lowest at Sri Aurobindo Evening at 91.5%.

BCom (Hons) is closed for admissions at 11 colleges including, SRCC, Hindu, and LSR. But seats were available at Hans Raj, KMC, Ramjas, Sri Venkateswara, IP College for Women, and Daulat Ram. The highest cutoff for the course is at Hans Raj at 96.75% and lowest at Aditi Mahavidyalaya at 89.5%.


Four colleges –Dyal Singh, Gargi, Mata Sundri and Satyawati College Evening — closed admissions to English. The highest cutoff for the course was at LSR at 97% and lowest at Zakir Hussain Evening College at 88%.

Cutoffs for BA (Hons) in English and BA (Hons) in History have also dipped by up to three percentage points.

BA Programme, which is one of the most sought after courses at DU, has also seen a dip in cutoff by up to five percentage points. At SGND Khalsa College, the cutoff for the course has dropped from 90% to 85%.

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As many 18 colleges, including Gargi, Hindu and LSR, have filled up their seats for History. But the course was still available at Kirori Mal, Hans Raj, LSR, Miranda House, Ramjas, Sri Venkateswara, and IP College for Women. KMC quoted the highest cutoff for the course at 95% and while it was lowest at Swami Shraddhanad at 84%.

Admissions to Political Science was closed at 14 colleges, including Hindu and Kamla Nehru College. The highest dip in the cutoff for the course was seen at SGTB Khalsa, where it came down from 97.25% to 95.25%.

Seats in the course, however, were still available at LSR, Ramjas, Miranda House, Kirori Mal, Sri Venkateswara, and IP College for Women. LSR quoted the highest cutoff for the course at 97.25% and lowest by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College Evening at 85%.


Admission to Mathematics was closed at 13 colleges, including LSR and KMC.

But it is available for admission at colleges such as Hindu, Hans Raj, Miranda House, KMC, Sri Venkateswara, IP College for Women and Daulat Ram. The highest cutoff for the course was at Hindu at 96.75% and the lowest at Vivekananda College at 90%.

Seats in Physics have been filled up at nine colleges, including Gargi, Hans Raj and Hindu. But it is open for admission at KMC, Ramjas, Miranda House, Daulat Ram and Sri Venkateswara.

For Mathematics and Physics, the cutoff has dropped by up to three percentage points. For Physics the cutoff has dropped from 93% to 90% at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences.

Medical admission: Students upset as Punjab govt doubles reservation for Backward Classes

The Punjab government’s decision to double reservation for Backward Classes (BCs) in the state from 5% to 10% in all government medical and dental colleges has upset general category students, who have threatened to move court. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday, on instructions from secretary, department of medical education and research, Vikas Pratap.

Anxious students and parents are reaching out to the BFUHS authorities seeking the withdrawal of the decision.

A parent said, “The Punjab government should also think about the interest of general category students. We are already suffering due to reservations and quotas. With increase of BC quota reservation, things will be worse for general students. The government should give equal opportunity to all.”

The counselling for NEET to fill seats in the state starts on July 16 when the provisional list of candidates will be displayed. Aspirants are vying for 1,125 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges and 1,130 BDS seats in 14 dental colleges.

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Total reservation will be 76%

Total reservation in government medical colleges is 76% including 15% NRI quota and 15% in the CBSE quota.

This includes 25% reservation for SC, 10% BCs, backward area/border area (1% each), 3% physically handicapped, 1% sports persons, 1% each for children/ grandchildren of terrorist affected persons and children of Sikh riot affected persons; 1% for wards of defence personnel, 1% for wards of Punjab police personnel and 1% reservation for children of freedom fighters of Punjab.

The reservation in private institutions is 54% including around 15% NRI quota (There is no CBSE quota for private institutes)

BFUHS vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur said, “Our University is the designated nodal agency for common counselling of the NEET. We have to follow government instructions. Thus, BC candidates will now have 10% reservation instead of 5% during admission of NEET candidates.”




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Engineering counselling: Anna University releases random numbers

Engineering counselling: Anna University releases random numbers


COIMBATORE: Anna University on Monday released random numbers for the single-window counselling for engineering admissions.

Principal secretary to the higher education department Selvi Apoorva released the random numbers.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions secretary Rhymend Uthariaraj said, “We have issued random numbers to all the candidates. The list of qualified candidates will be known when the rank list is released on Friday.”

The random number is one of the criteria to allocate rank to an eligible candidate for counselling. In engineering counselling, many students have the same cut-off marks. Anna University uses parameters like scores in mathematics, physics, chemistry, random number and date of birth to decide the rank.

A total of 1,54,238 candidates applied for engineering this year, a 10% decrease from around 1.75 lakh applications last year.

Avoid the Financial Aid Gap

financial aid gap

Is your child’s financial aid offer enough to meet their financial needs? If not, they may be a victim of “gapping” or “admit/deny”, when a school accepts a student, but does not give a student enough aid to realistically attend.

Is Your Financial Aid Offer Meeting Your Full Need?

Your child has finally received the financial aid offer from their dream school. You are excited for the great experience they could have at this school, but after taking some time to decipher the offer you realize that the money the school is offering has not completely met your need. You are stunned when you calculate the total amount you will owe after factoring in grants and scholarships from the college.

The practice of accepting a student and then not offering them enough financial aid to afford the college is known as “gapping”, or “admit/deny”.

This practice is shockingly common. According to The 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, over half of college admissions directors practice gapping at their institutions, although it is much more common in private schools. 72% of private college directors and 39% of public college directors say that they use this practice. The majority of private college directors, and about a third of public school directors say the practice both is necessary and ethical.

This is an issue for both need-blind and need-aware colleges. In theory a need-blind college cannot deny a student based on their ability to pay. In practice, however, these colleges know they will receive a greater benefit by accepting more students who have the ability to pay the bulk of their tuition. Instead of rejecting these low-income students outright, they admit them without offering the financial aid they need, which is in effect, a denial.

How to Fill Financial Aid Gap

Families often have a hard time deciphering financial aid offers, and it may not be immediately clear to them that their full financial need has not been met. Unfortunately, many of these students end up taking out massive loans in order to attend a school that is only meeting 75%, 50% or less of that family’s need.

What they should do instead is learn how to interpret financial aid offers, and compare offers between colleges to see who is offering the better deal. To find the true cost of attending a college, you must know your expected family contribution and subtract that number from the total cost of attending (total cost includes tuition, fees, room, board and living expenses).  Unsubsidized loans and Parent Plus loans are available to anyone regardless of need and should not be considered part of your need-based aid.

Colleges also report how much aid they give out, so you can look up a chosen university to see the average aid they award, as well as how many students receive financial assistance. For example, Stanford is more likely to be a pricey school as they only give aid to about 55% of their students.

Gapping is more likely to happen at private schools, and schools that are a reach for the student. There are some schools that are committed to meeting the full need of the students who apply, though these schools may be more difficult to get into, and are often need sensitive or need aware.

The best defense against gapping is to ensure that the student has applied to colleges that are a good fit for them. If a student is attractive to a college, they will be willing to entice the student with a greater share of financial aid dollars.

[source : parentscountdowntocollegecoach.com]