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LSR and DU to decide on holding interview for honour course aspirants

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The stand-off between Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) and the Delhi University over LSR's attempt to introduce interviewing as a part of their admission process for four honours courses, seems to be headed towards a resolution. Recently, the Dean of Students Welfare office at South Campus confirmed that LSR authorities have contacted them six days after a letter was sent to the college asking for an explanation. 'Late afternoon today I received a communication from the college that they are looking into the matter and would be filing an appropriate 'observation',' said Dinesh C Varshney, Deputy Dean, Students Welfare, South Campus. Maintaining the DU stand, Varshney hit out at the LSR authorities, saying the university does not allow colleges to conduct interviews for BCom, Philosophy, Hindi and Sociology.

Varshney added he wrote to the college authorities on June 3 after receiving complaints from various students applying to the college. As for the college's stand, LSR authorities claim that the ever-soaring cutoff percentages are a premise for this decision. 'With cutoffs like 95 %, it is unrealistic and impossible to further increase the cutoffs. Hence, we need to know whether the students have the aptitude for the concerned course,' said Kanika Khandelwal, Public Relations Officer at LSR.

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