DU cut-offs soar beyond perfect 100, thousands disappointed

DU cut-offs soar beyond perfect 100, thousands disappointed

While the steep cut-offs for UG courses in DU has caused widespread dismay amongst students, the soaring of the eligibility bar for some of them to beyond the perfect 100 per cent mark has been termed "absurd" and "unbelievable".

The first cut-off list for Delhi University's undergraduate courses has yet again "sky-rocketed" with two colleges this time setting the threshold at 100 per cent for admission to the B.Sc (Computer Science) course.

Although only the College of Vocational Studies and Indraprastha College for Women have announced 100 per cent cut-off for the first list, the required percentage is coming to beyond 100 for a few courses and categories in other colleges as well after taking into account certain "hidden, additional criterion".

For example, a candidate without Economics in Std XII needs to have scored 100.75 per cent in the best-of-four subjects to secure a seat in BA Economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce or Hans Raj.

Similarly, at Lady Shri Ram College, an aspirant needs to have an aggregate score of 100.5 per cent to get into the Psychology Honours course.

Students seeking a seat in the Economics honours course at SRCC, Hindu, Hans Raj, Kirori Mal, Ramjas, LSR and Miranda House would also need 100 per cent and above marks in their best-of-four if they did not study the subject in Std XII.

While the varsity has done away with stream-wise cut-offs from this academic session, stream change students applying for B.Com will attract a disadvantage of 2.5 per cent.

Hence, those with stream change clause applying for B.Com honours at LSR and Ramjas, Political Science in Hindu, Kirori Mal and LSR and History in Hindu, too, would need 100 per cent and above marks, thanks to the 2.5 per cent penalty.

The cut-off ceiling and penalty clauses are sure to leave thousands of aspirants disappointed.

"I do not understand these penalty clauses. How is one expected to score beyond 100? Isn't this unbelievable," said Ruchi Vohra, an SRCC aspirant.

Ishita Grover, a B.Com honours aspirant at Ramjas College, said, "The cut-offs aren't just disappointing, they are rather absurd. Do they expect us to make these calculations right before we sit for board exams?"

Admissions to 54,000 DU undergraduate seats -- for which the varsity had received a record 3.7 lakh applications -- began today.

The first cut-off list was announced last midnight and students need to complete the formalities for admission under the list by June 27 up to 1 P.M.

The second cut-off list will be announced on June 30.

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