DU first cut-off list indicates tough time for aspirants

Last Updated 29 June 2016, 21:30 IST
The Delhi University’s first cut-off list for admission to the 2016-17 academic session was out on Wednesday night, indicating that getting into a college on the campus will be tough.

Unlike last year, no college listed 100% cut-off in the first list. But Ramjas College announced 99.25% for BCom (Honours), the highest among all DU colleges. The cut-off is 98.75% for BCom and 98.5% for Economics (Honours) at the same college.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), College of Vocational Studies and Kirori Mal were asking for scores as high as 98% for the BCom (Honours) course.

At SRCC, the bar was set a shade higher than the 97.375% in last year’s first cut-off list. Kirori Mal indicated a similar trend, higher by a fraction of a percentage point. At the College of Vocational Studies, the minimum required this time was the same.

These marks are the aggregate of scores of one language and three best elective subjects taken by students for their Class XII board examinations.

Typically, the cut-offs drop as colleges release their subsequent lists. The second cut-off list is expected on July 2.

For Physics (Hons) at Kirori Mal College, the first cut-off is 98%, up from the last year’s 97% in the first list, Gargi College is asking for 96% for Physics (H) in the general category, the same as last year.

St Stephen’s, which released its list earlier this month, is asking for a minimum 97.33% marks for Physics.

Over-admission is a major concern as all students scoring the cut-off mark or above will have to be allotted seats. For those who make the cut, admissions start on Thursday. 

This year, 2,50,914 students applied for 54,000 seats in 63 DU colleges. Last year, two colleges — the College of Vocational Studies and Indraprastha College for Women — recorded the cut-off of 100% for Computer Science.

DU released 12 cut-off lists last year. Cut-off lists are released by individual colleges based on the number of vacant seats as the admission process continues.
(Published 29 June 2016, 21:30 IST)

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