DU first cut-off: Not 100% but still high

Delhi academic council lists various reasons for this, like less teacher participation and fewer student applications

GN Bureau | June 30, 2016


#Higher Education   #Education   #Admissions   #DU cut-offs   #DU admissions   #Delhi University  


The first cut-off list for various colleges of Delhi University (DU) is finally out and thus starting the admission process for the session 2016-2017

The online application process began on June 1 and continued till June 22.

For the past few years, the cut-offs for some courses had been touching 100 percent, making admission to desired courses very difficult and tension among students rising every year.

This time though none of the cut-offs have reached the 100 mark, it is still very high.

The highest is Ramjas College 99.25 percent for B.Com honours (last year it was 97.75) and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College at 99 percent for BSc honours in Electronics (last year it was 96.33).

According to Rajeev Kunwar, secretary of the democratic teachers’ front of DU, though the cut-off hasn’t touched 100 percent this year, there has not been a dip in the cut-offs but has actually increased this year. “In light of teachers’ movement and to avoid excessive admission, the cut-offs have been kept high. This year, teachers’ participation has been less and college principals are aware of this. All colleges are avoiding surplus admission,” he says.

Hindustan Times in its report quoted professor Rudrashish Chakraborty, member, DU academic council, saying that the cut-off is determined by two factors: Number of seats in an institution and the number of applications for those seats in the same institution.

“Suppose there are 30 seats in a course in a college and the same has received around 1,000 applications, how one will determine the cut-off? The college then tries to identify the score of the applicant in the 30th position which becomes the cut-off. It’s not common but theoretically possible that 30 odd students have scored 100% in the combination of subjects required for the course. Then the college has no option but to keep the cut-off at 100, which is rare.”

Kunwar says “Around 50,000 fewer applications have been received by DU this year, even if that is 10 percent less, the cut-offs have been determined accordingly.”

While cut-offs for B.Com honours is usually high, admission to BA honours, BSc honours and BA pass will also be difficult because of relatively high cut-offs. Host of other colleges have announced a cut-off of more than 90 percent for all courses. For instance Lady Sri Ram College has announced its cut-off for Psychology at 98.50 percent, English 98.25 percent.

The university has seen a dip in the number of applications from 2.9 lakh last year to 2.5 lakh this year for 54,000 seats in 60+ colleges of DU.

Check out the first cut-off list



 

Comments

 

Other News

The three Es to end open defecation

Open defecation is an issue that plagues our country every morning between 2 am and 6 am! To get rid of this practise from Indian society, prime minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 announced the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). The Swachh Bharat Mission is a spin-off from the Nirmal Bharat Abhi

Aadhaar data not leaked: UIDAI

 The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday said here that the Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach. UIDAI said in a statement that data on government websites was placed in public domain as a measure of proactive disclosure unde

Aadhaar data not leaked: UIDAI

 The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday said here that the Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach. UIDAI said in a statement that data on government websites was placed in public domain as a measure of proactive disclosure unde

Right of mother, child to good health, well-being non-negotiable

 The United Nations General Assembly recognized November 20, 1954 as Universal Children’s Day to promote and celebrate the rights of children. On this day in 1959, the UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and in 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While the day is c

Private sector hiring may look up in next fiscal: ASSOCHAM

The hiring outlook in the private sector is expected to stay muted till beginning of fiscal 2018-19, an ASSOCHAM assessment based on its feedback from members has indicated. "The focus, right now is how to deleverage, consolidate, exit from non-core businesses and achieve a lean and me

Gujarat in the times of another Vikas

In October, during yet another of his visits to Gujarat, prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a curious range of projects in Vadodara: a transport hub and multi-level parking facility as well as a waste-to-energy plant of the municipal corporation. If there were no elections coming closer, it would hav



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter