New Delhi: A year after they sparked much hue and cry, Delhi University colleges this year spared students the horror of a 100 percent cutoffs percentage, though Hindu college put a ceiling of 99.25 to its cutoffs range.
Colleges affiliated to Delhi University have prepared their first cutoffs lists for lots of students aspiring to get admission in the country’s prestigious university which later handed over to Delhi University administration on Monday. The University has announced its first cutoffs list on Tuesday amid apprehension among students who are hoping to get admissions in the prestigious University.
The students can check first cutoffs list of various Delhi University colleges on DU's official website: www.du.ac.in
Colleges Principals said that after going through the CDs of the admission registration forms and board exam results, it is quite clear that this year 12th board exam results have been brilliant. Most of the colleges of North Campus have prepared their cut-off list in between 96 to 99 percent of commerce stream.
Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), one of the most coveted institutions at the varsity, that had sparked much debate last year by putting its first cut off ceiling at 100 percent, chose to keep its cut off for B Com (hons) in a bracket of 96.5 to 98.5 percent.
Though there was no 100 percent shocker this time, the required percentages remained at a high level, in some cases even crossing last year's cutoffs.
Hindu College, whose first cutoff percentage last year in B Com (hons) was 95.5 to 99, raised it this time by 0.25 percent to a range of 96.25 to 99.25 percent.
Hans Raj college announced a first cutoff of 96.25 to 98.25 percent for in B Com (hons) as against last year's 96 to 97 percent.
In the coveted BA Economics (hons) course, SRCC put its cutoff at 96.5 to 98.5 percent, while Hindu declared a cutoff of 95.75 to 99.25 percent, again raising the bar as against last year's 95.9 to 96.5 percent.
It is noteworthy that last year the cutoffs were announced in a situation when the University was experimenting with the doing away of pre admission forms. This year, the varsity re-introduced the forms, giving the colleges a better idea of how many students were looking for which courses.
Last year, the 100 percent cut off had sparked a major outcry, prompting even the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to intervene and ask the Vice Chancellor to look into the issue.
This year before the admission season began, Sibal again assured students seeking admission in Delhi university that there would be "no problem" of the kind they faced last year when the cutoffs touched 100 percent.
This time, out of campus colleges are not far behind the campus colleges as far as cutoffs list is concerned. Dr. Deepak Malhotra, Principal, Dayal Singh Evening college said that around 3000 students have scored more than 95 percent marks therefore campus colleges and out of campus colleges have increased their cutoffs lists by 2-3 percent and 4-6 percent respectively in comparison to last year as the colleges are not willing to admit students beyond the available seats.
Dr. GK Arora, Principal, Bhim Rao Ambedkar college has said that the increase in cutoffs is quite obvious as the board exam results have been better year over year.
While expressing his views about the Delhi University’s cutoffs list, Pr. JM Khurana, Dean, Students Welfare has said that students should not be worried about the cut-offs as DU will release five cutoffs lists.
The students, whose names appeared in the first cutoffs list, should take admission in that particular college. Students should give more focus to the course rather giving preference to the college as the syllabus, degree and selection process of the professors of all the DU colleges are similar.
We are providing you cutoffs list of some top colleges of Delhi University:
Lady Sri Ram College:
Economic Honours: 97pc
Economic Honours: 92.25pc
Sri Ram College of Commerce:
Sri Venkateshwara College, South Campus:
Hans Raj College: