As the Delhi University undergraduate admissions begin after the release of the much awaited first cut off list by DU yesterday. While this is giving a relief to the outstation candidates, but the cut offs soaring to 100% for the first three colleges is making many upset.
For BSc computer science, the cut of was as high as 100% in at least three colleges —
- Acharya Narendra Dev (95-100),
- Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm (98-100) and
- Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (97-100)
A tremendous rise in the cut off marks is being seen over the previous year 2012-13. The increase is as much as 20 percentage points even though the popular colleges did not want to raise the bar that high. This is basically attributed to the uncertainty over the FYUP and the sudden change in the number of applicants after the rollback.
Though ‘popular’ colleges didn’t raised the bar too high — there wasn’t much scope for it either — cutoffs in other colleges increased by as much as 20 percentage points for some courses as compared to 2012-13, when the same programmes were last on offer. But the mystery remains for students, even if they are able to meet the 100% cut off criteria, there are many riddles being set by the colleges, to judge the students. In addition, the students also need to clear and meet the specific criteria being set by the colleges.
The increase is attributed to uncertainty over the number of applicants due the sudden rollback of the four-year-undergraduate programme.
Some off campus colleges increased their cut off from the previous year, even though playing it safe:
- Zakir Husain Delhi College increased its cutoff from to 90 this year from 70 in 2012 for English honours
- Ram Lal Anand (evening) increased the bar for its BA programme by 20 percentage points at 85% for this year
Cut offs of popular colleges
- Narendra Dev – B.Sc. Comp Sc: 95-100
- Hindu – BCom (H) – 97.25 – 99.75
- Hans Raj – BSc Comp Sc – 98.33 – 99.33
- SRCC – BCom (H): 97.5 – 99.25
- Hans Raj – BCom (H) – 97.25 – 99.25
- Hindu – Economics – 97.5 – 99
- Hindu – Pol Sc: 96 – 98.5
Other Important Courses with high cut offs:
- Journalism and Mass Communication, the highest cut off for Journalism was recorded at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce at 98.5 – 99.75
- For Hindi Journalism course at the Ram Lal Anand college, the cut off was 98
- At LSR the cutoff for journalism went as high as 96,
- Maharaja Agrasen college was also not much behind with its cut off at 95
However, there are hopes for the candidates and colleges for the subsequent seven lists for admissions. Stay tuned for latest updates and cut off lists.