DU's first cut-off list sees overall increase

Hindu College has the highest cut-off for commerce course at 96.75-98.75 per cent

DU's first cut-off list sees overall increase

Delhi University's (DU) first cut-off list for undergraduate admissions was announced on Wednesday, which saw a high increase in cut-off percentage in out-of-campus colleges also.

Ram Lal Anand college, which had a maximum of 91 per cent (86-91) cut-off for its computer science course, increased it to 100 per cent (95-100) this year.

Like last year, Hindu College has the highest cut-off for commerce course at 96.75-98.75 per cent, followed by Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Motilal Nehru College with 96-99 and 95-99.5 per cent respectively.

Hansraj and Ramjas College have a few points difference with 96.75-98.75 per cent and 96.5-98.5 per cent respectively. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has maintained more or less the maximum cut off at 97 per cent like last year. A majority of other colleges have also touched 90 per cent in Commerce. Another sought-after course, economics, also has soaring cut-offs offered by a majority of colleges with the highest of 95.5-98.5 per cent by Kamla Nehru College (KNC), followed by Kirori Mal College (KMC) at 95.5-98.5 per cent.

Last year, Hindu and Hansraj College topped the list of highest cut-offs offered.

From this academic session, the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) is implemented and a new branch of courses have been renamed BTech courses. Officials said out-of-campus and less-known colleges that used to see relatively low cut-offs will also see a rise under the FYUP.

“The board results have extremely high marks. This year, too, the results across boards were very high which will lead to cut offs being high. Also the colleges have limited amount of seats and courses have been restructured under the FYUP. Colleges have to carefully decide a cut off as there is no first come first serve admissions. All students who meet the cut off have to be admitted,”  said a senior official.

English is another course which many apply for. This year Hindu college has the highest cut off with 97.75-98.5 per cent followed by Ramjas College at 92-98 per cent. The cut offs of other colleges for this course are relatively higher than last year as this year the entrance test conducted by over 20 colleges was scrapped.

Courses like history,  political science, sociology have more or less similar cut offs than last year primarily between 80 and 97 per cent.  Hindi and Sanskrit have also maintained a similar pattern with majority college cut offs between 50-75 per cent.

There are a handful of colleges offering B Tech in psychology with the highest being at Indraprastha (IP) College for Women at 95.5-99.5 per cent.

BTech in computer science is another sought-after course with soaring cut offs like last year.

  After Ram Lal Anand college, the second highest is offered by Hansraj College at 97.75-99 per cent. Similarly colleges like IP college, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences, Khalsa College and Shivaji College have cut offs between 94-99 per cent. Science courses which till last year were between 70 and 90 per cent have also increased with the highest by Hansraj at 97 per cent in physics and chemistry and Miranda House and Khalsa college at 91 per cent.

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