In what may make admissions to the central university a distant dream for many, Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women has declared 100 percent cut-off for BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA (Hons) Psychology courses.
Interestingly, the cut-off for Economics and Political Science at LSR in 2019 closed at 98 percent – meaning this year, the benchmark has jumped by two percentage points.
The second-highest cut-off at LSR was reserved for BCom, at 99.75 percent, a jump of about 1.75 percentage points in comparison to 98 percent in 2019. BA (Hons) History and BA (Hons) Journalism were the two subjects with the third highest cut-off, at 99.50 percent.
99.5% for BCom at SRCC
The first cut-off for BCom (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has closed at 99.5 percent, a jump of one percentage point from 98.5 in 2019.
Moreover, the first cut-off at SRCC for Economics has been closed at 99 percent, in contrast to 98.75 in 2019.
99% For English & Pol Science at Miranda House
At Miranda House, BA (Hons) English and BA Hons Political Science are among an array of courses to have witnessed the highest cut-off of 99 percent. This is in contrast to 2019, in which the first cut-off for English and Political Science had closed at 97.50 percent and 98 percent respectively.
The second-highest cut-off at Miranda House has been reserved for BA (Hons) Economics and BA (Hons) History at 98.75 percent, in comparison to 98.25 percent for Economics and 97 percent for History in 2019’s first cut-off list.
While for BA Geography (Hons), the cut-off is 98.50 percent, the same for BA Philosophy (Hons) stands at 97 percent.
At Hindu College in North Campus, the highest cut-off is reserved for BA (Hons) Political Science, at 99.50 percent, which has jumped by 1.50 percentage from 99 percent in 2019’s first cut-off list.
The second-highest cut-off has been set for BSc (Hons) Physics, at 99.33 percent, followed by BA (Hons) Economics, BCom (Hons) and BSc (Hons) Statistics at 99.25 percent.
In 2019, the first cut-off for Economics had closed at 99.50 percent, while the same for Physics and Statistics had closed at 98.33 percent and 97.75 percent respectively.
99% For Pol Science at Kirori Mal College
Kirori Mal College became the first notable institution affiliated to the central university to have released the first cut-off list for admissions to undergraduate courses, with the highest cut-off closing at a whooping 99 percent for BA Honours in Political Science, a jump of three percentage points from 96 percent in 2019.
The second highest cut-off was for BCom (Hons) at 98.75 percent – as compared to 97.75 percent in 2019 – followed by BSc (Hons) Statistics 98.25 and BA (Hons) Economics at 98.5 percent.
While the cut-off for BA (Hons) History closed at 97.25, the same for BA Hons English closed at 97.5 percent. In 2019, the first cut-off BA Honours History was 95 percent, while for English it was 95.75 percent.
Cut-off Jumps by 9 Percentage at Zakir Husain
At Zakir Husain Delhi College, the highest cut-off is 97 percent for Economics + Political Science, History + Philosophy, History + Political Science, BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Psychology, BCom, and BCom (Hons).
Interestingly, at Zakir Hussain, the cut-off for Economics has increased by nine percentage points – the highest so far this year.
For Political Science + Economics, the cut-off has soared by eight percentage points from 89 percent last year.
At 96 percent, the second-highest cut-off at Zakir Husain Delhi College is for Economics + Mathematics, BA (Hons) English, BA (Hons) Political Science, BSc (Hons) Chemistry, BSc Hons Electronics and BSc Hons Mathematics.
96% Highest Cut-off at College of Vocational Studies
College of Vocational Studies too released its first cut-off list for admissions to undergraduate courses across several courses.
The highest cut-off at the College of Vocational studies closed at 96.5 percent for BCom honours, BA Honours Economics and BA Honours English, in the general category. This was followed by 92.5 percent for BSc Honours Computer Science and 92 percent for BA Honours History.
Cut-off Increases at Ramanujan College
For the general category, the highest cut-off at Ramanujan College stands at 97 percent for BSc (H) Statistics and BA (H) Economics. This is followed by BA (H) Psychology, BCom (H), BSc Computer Science, and BSC (H) Environmental Science at 96 percent.
Last year, the cut-off at Ramanujan College was 95 percent for Economics, 92 percent for English, 82 percent for Hindi, 90 percent for Philosophy, 89 percent for Political Science, and 95 percent BCom (Hons) 95.
Will DU release a second cut-off list?
A circular shared by Delhi University gives the dates for a total of five cut off lists, with admission against the fifth cut-off list to begin on 9 November.
According to the DU circular, dated 25 September, the last date of payment against first cut-off is 16 October. The last date of payment against fifth cut-off is 13 November.
How many seats are there in DU colleges?
According to university officials, there are about 70,000 seats across 90 colleges affiliated to the central varsity and the first cut-off list for all of them have been released.
How many students have applied this year?
Around 3,53,918 students have registered for admissions in DU this year, which is almost a lakh more than the 2,58,000 who had applied to the varsity last year.
The jump of over one lakh applications comes at a time when around 38,686 students have scored above 95 percent in their board examinations, as compared to 17,690 in 2019.
What happens after merit list?
According to Dean of Admissions Professor Shobha Baghai, the University of Delhi has made the admission process completely online this year and students will not have to visit colleges for completing the admission process.
Students can log-in to DU’s portal, select the course and college they want to seek admission in. Students will be able to apply for a course in a given college, only if they have met the cut-off announced by said college.