A large number of students were in for a shock on Thursday when Aurobindo College in South Delhi denied them admission to BA Programme, citing overadmission.
“We came to the college at 10 am to take admission, but the college had shut its gates and refused to allow students entry till one in the afternoon. They also did not allow parents to enter the college premises. Some students then forcibly opened the gates and managed to enter.
They met the principal, who said the college could not admit everyone since it had already overadmitted students,” Bhim Kumar, a candidate, said.
Delhi University guidelines mandate colleges to admit all students who meet the required cut-off percentage set by the college. No student who meets the cut-off can be denied admission, according to the guidelines.
“Even after meeting the cut-off, I was informed that the college had overadmitted students and that I could take admission in Sanskrit in BA Programme, or go elsewhere else,” another aspirant said.
While the principal denied that the college had refused admissions, he said the college was offering admission to students who opted for Sanskrit. “We have already admitted 550 students for 300 seats. We cannot offer every student the combination of subjects of their choice. We can only offer admissions to seats we have left,” Vipin Aggarwal, principal, Aurobindo College, said.
But members of the grievance committee of the college confirmed that students were denied admission even after meeting the requisite cut-off. “We received some complaints during the day about the college denying admission to those who cleared the cut-off for BA Programme. While we tried to admit as many students as possible, not all could be admitted,” the member said.