Delhi University has finally released their first cut-off list, providing a relief to over 2.7 lakh students who wish to take admissions to its three year undergraduate programmes.
Admissions were to begin one week earlier, but got postponed due to the row over the controversial FYUP, but thankfully the admissions have finally set in motion from 1 July.
DU colleges have been putting in all the efforts to make the process smooth for the students and their parents. “We have our team working on various aspects of the admission process such as making changes to the website, prospectus besides issuing fresh guidelines to officials,” SK Garg, President of DU Principals’ Association, said in a media briefing.
The cut-off list will no more include B.Tech. and BMS courses, as they have been discontinued from this academic year. The admissions to BBS and BA Hons. (Business Economics) would be held on the basis of the criteria already announced for BMS admission 2014-15.
DU provided fresh guidelines on the basis of which the students who have registered for the current academic year are eligible for admission to all courses wherever they meet the criteria. And those who missed the deadline can fill up the university registration form along with the college admission form. Separate colleges have separate eligibility criteria under the reverted three year structure.
The candidates who get selected in the first cut off can take the admissions by submitting the fees till July 3. Thereafter, the second cut off list will be announced.
The cut-offs as expected soared sky high. While the popular colleges affiliated to Delhi University following the trend have witnessed high cut-offs, 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.
Cut-offs for a majority of popular courses was above 93 percent aggregate in best of four. Off-campus colleges also witness steep rise in cut-offs.
For example, Zakir Husain College increased its cut-off from 70 in 2012 to 90 this year for English honours while Ram Lal Anand (evening) upped the bar for its BA programme at 85 percent.
For B.Sc. Computer Science, the bar was as high as 100 percent in at least three colleges – Acharya Narendra Dev (95-100), Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm (98-100) and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (97-100).
The increase is attributed to uncertainty over the number of applicants due to the sudden rollback of FYUP after the row between DU and UGC.
Subjects such as Sanskrit, Hindi or Anthropology, however, didn’t see much of rise or fall in cut-offs.
On the other hand, first cutoff list of DU, for admission to the three year undergraduate programme, recorded a new high with the percentage for commerce soaring as high as 99.75. Whether it be Hindu College or Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), the cutoff for commerce increased by at least two percent.
In Hindu College, the cutoff for commerce was between 99.75 and 97.25 percent, while last year it was 96.25 percent to 92 percent.
Similarly, in SRCC, the commerce cutoff is between 99.25 and 97.5 percent, while last year, it was 97-93.75 percent. Hans Raj College has also set a high cutoff of 99.25-97.25 percent for honours in commerce.
High cutoffs after commerce is for economics, with Hindu College putting the benchmark at 99 to 97.5 percent, followed by SRCC at 98.25 to 97.25 percent.
For English, the cutoff is as high as 97 percent in Hindu College and Miranda House. For the B.A. programme too, the cutoffs are as high as 95 percent in Ramjas College and 95 to 96 percent in Hindu College.
For psychology, the cutoff at Gargi College is at 99.5 percent, followed by Indraprastha College for Women at 98 percent.
Simply attaining the cut-off will not make them eligible for admission as it is coupled with additional criteria and aspirants need to carefully analyse them to know if they are eligible for admissions in their preferred course.