Slight drop in DU second cut-off list

In the Delhi University’s second cut-off list for its undergraduate courses, relatively lesser-known and off-campus colleges are filling their seats faster than on-campus colleges which have steep cut-offs.

Several colleges that came out with cut-offs between 80 and 90 per cent for sought-after courses have closed admissions after the first list. Many off-campus colleges have closed admissions for History, Political Science and Sociology, followed by Commerce and Economics.

Bharti College has closed admissions for English and Economics, which had a cut-off of 75 and 85 per cent respectively. College of Vocational Studies closed admissions for English and History with cut-offs at 80 and 70 per cent respectively. SRCC has closed admissions for the Commerce course.

Deen Dayal Upadhay College closed admissions for Commerce, whereas seats in Dyal Singh (morning) for Commerce, Economics, History, Political Science, Chemistry, Zoology and Mathematics are closed.

Similarly, colleges like PGDAV (morning and evening), Khalsa, Aurobindo, Zakir Hussain, Ram Lal Anand, Satyawati and Shaheed Bhagat Singh, among others, have closed admissions for several sought-after courses.

Campus colleges have also closed admissions for a few courses.

Hindu College closed admissions for its Zoology course (94 per cent), Kirori Mal College for History (89-95), Geography (91-93) and Political Science (93-95). The highest cut-off in Commerce category was announced by Hindu College at 96.75-99.75 per cent, which has remained unchanged in the second cut-off list.

Similarly, Hansraj maintained the cut-off at 96.75-98.75 per cent for Commerce course in the second list. A majority of prominent colleges have dropped its cut-off percentage by a few points or a per cent for sought-after courses.

DU officials said, this year, prominent and campus colleges are attracting less crowd due to high cut-offs.

Medium prominence women’s colleges are also seeing a high number of applicants, while admissions have been completed for majority of the courses. Gargi College has closed admissions for Commerce (95-98 per cent cut off), Economics (93), English (90-94), Hindi (68-72), Political Science (86-90) and Philosophy (83-87).

Maiteryi college closed admissions with English (90-92 per cent cut-off), Political Science (80-85), Sociology (82-84) and Botany (73).

Cut-offs in Kamla Nehru College for Commerce was 93-98 per cent, English (88.5-95), History (76.92) and Political Science (81.88). Whereas, Indraprastha (IP) College for Women has closed with Commerce (95.5), Economics (95), Political Science (90-94), Mathematics (91), Psychological Science (95.5-99.5).

Lady Shri Ram College has closed admissions for Political Science (95.75); Miranda House for History (92-96), Sociology (94), Physics (94.33 ) and Zoology (93 ).

Also, the university is implementing a four-year undergraduate programme and have changed the structure of several Honours and programme courses offered under BA, BSc, and has introduced a BTech degree instead.

This year, the response for BTech in Computer Science has been unexpected with a majority of the off-campus colleges closing admissions after the first cut-off list. Mostly, off-campus colleges are offering this course.

The DU is claiming that the new Computer Science degree is equivalent to IIT’s BTech in Computer Science.

Colleges like Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma (ARSD), Ramanujan, IP, Maharaja Agrasen, Maitreyi, PGDAV, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, SGGS College of Commerce, Acharya Narendra Dev and Kalindi have closed its admissions for the Computer Science course.

Despite keeping high cut-offs, several off-campus colleges saw increasing number of admissions for this course.

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