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DU announces first cut-off list
This time Delhi University (DU) may not touch 100% cut-off, but the students will definitely have to face the stiff competition. Most DU colleges announced the first cut-off list on Monday, June 25, 2012 for undergraduate courses. Though the cut-offs have not reached the perfect 100%, this year the overall cut-off has gone up by 0.5% to 1% across the streams. The cut-off for BA (honours) in English, Economics and History, BCom (honours) and BSc (honours) in Physics and Chemistry have reached a new high.
While most reputed DU colleges such as Sri Venkateshwara, Shri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Shri Ram College have exercised restrain over the cut-offs, many colleges have hiked the cut-off for BA (honours) in History by up to 11%.Admissions to a regular science degree will also not be any easy this year with the colleges having hiked the cut-offs by 10%.
Last year, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) touched a record high of 100% for the BCom (H) programme. However, for 2012, there will be no 100% cutoff as the college has decided to change the cut-off formula for the sought-after courses.The cut-off for commerce stands at 96.5%, while the cut-off for other courses has touched 98.5%.The cut-off remained unchanged at Lady Shri Ram College with 97%, followed by Shri Venkateshwara College that has 97% to 98% for BCom (Honours).On the other hand, Kirori Mal College recorded a slightly lower cut-off for BCom (honours) with 96.75%.DU sources revealed, the cutoffs in BCom (honours) and BCom programme is expected to drop by as much a 5% in the second list of outside the campus colleges.
Apart from the rise in cut-off for commerce, other courses such as BA (H), BA English (H), BSc (honours), BSc (honours) mathematics and physics (h), among others have witnessed a leap in the cut-offs this year.At the SGTB Khalsa College the cut-off for science aspirants is more student friendly this year. The cut-off for Chemistry and Physics Honours has remained the same with 90% and 92% respectively. However, there was a rise by 8% for BA English (H) and a 7% rise for BA History (H).
The cut-off for BA (Honours) at Ramjas College has reached an unprecedented high with a hike of 11%. The first list opens at 91% and more. The BSc Chemistry honours course cut-off has also been raised by 10.5% Maitreyi and Gargi College have also increased the cut-off for BA (H) by 10%.Sources from the university confirmed there would be a 5% drop in cut-offs for the second list, while some colleges stated that candidates could expect a drop of 1% to 2%.
This year over 1, 77,000 applicants are in the line for bagging 54,000 seats in the University. Admissions for first cut-off will be held from Tuesday, June 26, 2012 to June 28, 2012.The second cut-off will be declared on June 28, 2012 on the DU website after midnight.
Source: Times of India
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