press trust of india
NEW DELHI, 27 JUNE: The first cut-off list of Delhi University for its undergraduate courses has once again touched the 100 per cent mark, with Ram Lal Anand College, a rank outsider, this time putting the ceiling at the maximum for admission to its B.Tech (Computer Science) course.
In 2011, the 100 per cent cut off for B.Com (Hons) at the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) had sparked a major outcry, prompting the then HRD minister Kapil Sibal to intervene and ask the Vice-Chancellor to look into the issue.
If the first cut-off issued late last night is any indication, admission for the new four-year undergraduate programme in DU will not be any easier for aspirants as the cut-offs for the various courses remained high. Both Hindu College and Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science have kept their cut-off in the bracket of 96.75 to 99.75 and 97 to 99.75 for Commerce and B.Tech courses, respectively. Last year Hindu college was the frontrunner among DU colleges having a high cut off range of 96.25 to 99.25 per cent.
The SRCC, last year, had kept its cut-off for Commerce and Economics at 97 and 97.5, respectively.
Students aspiring to study Commerce as their major will have to fight a tough competition to get admission into their college of choice as almost all of them kept a high range of cut-off for the subject. The Commerce cut-offs for almost all colleges were above 90 per cent with Hansraj having a cut-off range at 96.75 to 98.75, Lady Shri Ram College at 97.75 to 98.75, Shaheed Bhagat Singh at 96 to 99 and Sri Venkateswara at 96.75 per cent. For the highly sought after Economics course, Hindu has put its cut-off at 97.5 per cent, while LSR declared a cut-off of 97.75 per cent.
Other high cut-offs were Hansraj (97.25), Miranda House (96.5 to 97), Kirorimal (95.5 to 98.5) and Ramjas (94.5 to 97.5).
English and Journalism courses, admissions for which were carried out through common entrance tests until this year, also saw a high cut-off. While the cut-off for English ranged till 98.5 per cent with the highest being at Hindu College, the first ever cut-off marks for the Journalism course were above the 90 per cent mark in all the six colleges offering the course.