New Delhi: Delhi University released its fourth cut-off list, which provides hopes for Commerce, Economics and English students as seats are still available in these courses at many DU colleges.
Surprisingly, this year, there are empty seats for commerce, which is supposed to be one of the most popular undergraduate courses. According to the 4th cut-off list, admissions for commerce course are open at over 50% of colleges, with seven having cutoffs below 90% and two below 80%. It also includes five colleges of North Campus.
As per fourth list issued on Sunday evening, the seats are also empty in courses like Economics and English. Admissions for Economics course are open at 17 colleges and for English at 15 colleges. Seats for history course are available in 10 colleges, while chemistry course is open at about 12 colleges.
According to the last year trends, the popular DU colleges used to close admissions for commerce by the third list. But the fear of excess intake this year has led to college being cautious in lowering the second and third cutoffs. Consequently, Daulat Ram, Hans Raj, Hindu, IP and Kirori Mal, all have released a fourth cutoff for the subject.
This year fourth cutoffs list has more seats for admissions, as 17 colleges are offering Economics, and 15 colleges are offering English. Moreover, Gargi and Maitreyi are reopening admissions for commerce. Aditi Mahavidyalaya recorded the lowest fourth cutoff for commerce at 78.5%-82.5%.
Although many humanities courses have closed for general category students, another popular subject, economics, is still open in 17 colleges including Hans Raj, Kamala Nehru, Maharaja Agrasen, Sri Venkateswara and Maitreyi. 15 colleges offering English, cutoffs for 11 of them have dropped below 90% in the fourth list. While ARSD's cutoff for English is 86.5% to 87.25%, at PGDAV it is even lower at 84.5%. At Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, it is 84%-87%. The lowest cutoff for history is at Bhagini Nivedita at 55%, followed by Moti Lal Nehru (66%-74%) and Lakshmibai (69.5%-71%). History is also available at Ramjas (88%-94%), Hans Raj (90%-93%), Kirori Mal (88%-95%), Lady Shri Ram (94.25) and IP (85.5%-90.5%).
As per sources, admission cancellations in the third list resulted in a fourth cutoff for physics and chemistry in many colleges. There are 12 colleges still offering chemistry, seven offering mathematics and six physics. Hans Raj and Kirori Mal are open in all three courses, while Miranda House is offering chemistry and maths. SGTB Khalsa is open for physics and chemistry, while Ramjas and Hindu are open for chemistry. The admissions in the fourth cut-off list will continue till Wednesday.