Delhi University (DU) on Friday extended the deadline for applicants to confirm the places they were offered under a new online admissions process, with just over 11% of the 80,164 places available by 5pm, the original deadline. remained unconfirmed.
Students now have until 12 p.m. Saturday to vote in the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) whether to accept the seat, accept the possibility of an upgrade in the next allocation round and elect, or forgo the offer and opt out Program exit admission process.
Just over 150,000 students applied for DU, and of these, the 80,164 with the highest scores were allocated all available spots based on the courses and colleges for which they indicated preferences. In the next round, students who do not accept their offers will be removed and others will step up to become eligible and receive places.
The extended deadline has meant that the final date for colleges to review and approve applications has been extended to Sunday afternoon, and students can now complete online payment by 5 p.m. Monday, the university said.
By 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 71,741 of the 80,164 places offered in the first round had been taken. “Of the 71,741 places accepted, colleges have started the review and approval process for 54,395 candidates,” according to data provided by the university.
This is the first time that Delhi University is enrolling students based on the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) at the undergraduate level. Until last year, admission was based on a student’s performance in class 12.
Officials from several popular colleges on campus said a large number of seats have already been accepted by candidates.
Hindu College principal Anju Srivastava said 575 students had paid their fees as of Friday night. “We have a sanctioned strength of 952 students and they have resolved 985 cases with a handful of cases pending approval or review as of Friday night,” she said.
At Miranda House, 709 admissions with payment had been made as of Friday night, the college admissions committee said.
Indraprastha College principal Rekha Sethi said the institution, like others, has taken in more students than the sanctioned strength. The college has 1,380 seats and 1,554 have been allocated, of which 1,200 have been sanctioned by the college. “On Friday evening we received about 320 commitments, which we are processing. We already have more acceptance than our sanctioned strength. It’s hard to say how the second round will play out, but it seems most admissions will be completed in the first round,” she said.
At Kirori Mal College (KMC), around 480 candidates paid the fees and admissions for another 850 were approved by Friday night. College admissions chair Siddhartha Lahon said the numbers will rise through Saturday. “We have 400 more forms to process by Saturday. We expect to fill more than 85% of our seats already in the first round,” he said.
Ramjas College officials said more than 900 admissions are expected to come in the first round. “As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, 220 students have already submitted their fees and more applications are being processed,” said college principal Manoj Khanna.
The university opens the “Upgrade” window for the second round of allocation from Tuesday 5 p.m. to Thursday 5 p.m. “Only candidates who have secured admission and paid fees will be considered for an upgrade for subsequent rounds,” the university said in a statement.
“Other candidates who have not been assigned a CSAS Round 1 seat will be considered subject to the availability of CSAS Round 2 seats,” she added.