Where other colleges had their cutoff marks, Kirori Mal College (KMC) had Information Not Received before its name in the third cutoff list. The miss, which KMC principal Bhim Sen Singh, partly blamed on office of dean of students welfare (DSW), led to harassment of applicants, who had to go to the college for cutoffs or check its website. The number of admissions on Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012. 85 was less than expected even with admissions re-opening for economics (honours) and remaining open for physics (honours) and history (honours) at KMC.
The scores were missing from the list, explains Singh, because the KMC attendant responsible for delivering the document submitted it at the DSW office instead of the registrars. Singh says if DSW had only forwarded the list, the confusion could have been avoided. But forwarding, apparently, isn’t the DSWs job. Nearly all colleges send copies of their lists to DSW and we never forward anything, says J M Khurana, DSW, adding, There’s a clear letter from the registrar saying lists have to go to them. The registrar’s office waited till night and released the list without KMCs cutoffs and informed Singh of this via email.
The slow pace of admissions in the morning made Singh suspect that candidates weren’t aware of admissions being open at KMC. Normally, the number of admissions on the first day after the third list crosses 100. But this time, admissions were slightly affected, said admissions convenor Babar Ali, adding, A lot of students made inquiries at the help desk. Singh had locked horns with Khurana over admission of students from Haryana Board, who hadn’t been issued mark sheets and had sought admissions on the basis of scores released online.
The DSWs office was vandalized; Khurana accused KMC of harassing students and Singh served the DSW with a legal notice. As for the third list, there is still time for admissions. We will write to the registrar that the list should now be released, said Singh. Elsewhere, the pace of admissions wasn’t vigorous on the first day of third list, as candidates mostly flitted between colleges, withdrawing from some for seats in others. Damini Saini withdrew admission from Janki Devi Memorial College to join economics (H) at KMC; Shubham Goel withdrew from KMC to study English at Hindu College.
Hansraj Colleges B.Com (H) course lost a few girls, including Deepanshi Jagnan, to Lady Shri Ram College. The pace of admissions at Sri Venkateswara College was sluggish too, with only 79 seats being filled. The administration said almost half the seats are vacant in B.Com, B.Com (H) and B.A (Programme). At KMC, there were 40 withdrawals; 49 took admission at Deen Dayal Upadhyay College while 32 withdrew; at Dayal Singh College (morning), 90 were admitted and 15 withdrew. (With inputs from Aniruddha Ghosal)
Courtesy: Times of India