New Delhi: Delhi University (DU) issued its first cut-offs lists for admission into Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) on Wednesday late night, for unknown reasons. Ram Lala Anand College has matched the record of SRCC this year. The college set 100% cut-off for its computer science course (for non-science aspirants), as SRCC had done in 2011.
As per information, with the introduction of new undergraduate programme from this year in DU, the number of seats in many courses has increased considerably, yet the legacy of high cutoffs continues. The courses such as Journalism and English for which students were earlier admitted through centralized entrance tests, the cutoffs touched new heights for both courses. According the list, the Lady Shri Ram College has set the bar at 97.5%-98.5% for Journalism and Hindu at 97.75%-98.5% for English - equaling those of Economics and Commerce.
As per current scenario, it will be tough for students to secure a seat in a DU college, in spite of many leading colleges trying not to raise the bar too high. The cutoffs in off-campus colleges have also increased significantly, with some colleges showing a rise of 14%.
As per records, last year, the students with average scores had a chance to take admission at the 20-odd colleges that used to admit students for English honours through a centralized aptitude test. But from this year onwards, the entrance test for Journalism and English gone, cutoffs have risen. While LSR's journalism cutoff touches those of both bachelors in commerce and economics, at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce it is 97.5%.
According to the list, the cutoff for English at LSR is 97%, at Hindu it is 97.75%-98.5% and at DCAC it is 95%. These colleges were CATE colleges where students with 60% in class XII could were eligible for the entrance test.
Even for non-CATE colleges, English seats have got dearer with Deshbandhu's cutoff increasing by 10% to 85%. At ARSD, it is 90%, up by 6%. Seven out of the eight North Campus colleges including Hansraj, Kirori Mal, Miranda House, Ramjas, Daulat Ram and IP College have set the cutoff for English more than 92%.
Talking about the commerce, it continues to record high cutoffs in the most campus colleges. There are off-campus colleges and Daulat Ram which have lowered the bar by as much as 3% (Laxmi Bai). Hindu recorded the highest cutoff in the subject, higher even than that of SRCC, at 96.75-99.75.