Statistics of the candidates who have registered
for admissions in the nation's prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi show
that as much as 80% students belong to Tamil Nadu.
Shri Ram College of Commerce or SRCC is a college
affiliated to the University of Delhi granting undergraduate and graduate
degrees. Founded in 1926 in New Delhi, it is one of the oldest and one of the
most prestigious institutes of higher learning in Commerce and Economics in
India. SRCC has been consistently ranked as India's no.1 institution for
studies in Commerce. It was told that, after the first cutoff list released,
the first two days of admissions witnessed a large number of registrations of
students from Tamil Nadu and Kerala too which was unprecedented. SRCC offers two
undergraduate programmes that are B.Com (H) and Economics. These courses recorded high cutoffs of 98%
and 98.25%, respectively for admissions.
"Between 75% and 80% of candidates we have
approved for admissions are from Tamil Nadu. There are others from Kerala Board
as well," said Anil Kumar, admission in-charge, SRCC. "The highest
scorer to have secured a seat this year is from Kerala board. She is Elizabeth
Thomas, with a best of four aggregate of 100%. We have one more day to go for
the first cutoff admissions and in case of seats remaining unfilled, we will
have a subsequent list or two, which could bring in students from other
states," Kumar added.
Pratibha Jolly, principal of another prestigious
college, Miranda House, said, "A departure this year so far has been the
high numbers of students were getting from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. According
to official sources, till Friday evening, SRCC University had approved the
admissions of 339 candidates post verification of requisite documents and certificates.
These admission registrations were forwarded to the university to facilitate
fee payment for confirmation of seat.
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