Delhi University admissions is always famous for its high cut-offs. This year also, the cutoffs for admissions into colleges affiliated to the Delhi University is high as expected. However, the first cut off list released yesterday night had a few surprises, otherwise the cut off are high as usual. In some colleges, the cut off marks for B.Com and B.Com (Honours) saw a slight drop, nevertheless, cutoff percentages in many subjects, including popular subjects like economics remain largely unchanged.
The first cut off percentage list for Delhi University admissions however, saw a notable exceptions. Ramjas College has the highest cutoff percentage in the university this year with 99.25% for B.Com (Honours). Also, minimum scores for Hindi and BA programme saw a sharp rise in some colleges.
Despite training the technical staff, the authorities struggled to upload the cutoffs onto the online system.
For the varsity's most popular courses commerce and economics the cutoffs have not changed by large. Most of the cutoff percentages for these 2 subjects remain unchanged in colleges including Lady Shri Ram, Zakir Husain Delhi College and Kirori Mal College. However, in other colleges, the cutoffs have increased marginally. In colleges like Janki Devi Memorial and Ramanujan, cutoff percentage for commerce undergraduate programmes have even dropped.
Even with the plateauing in of cutoffs in some subjects, cutoffs remained high as expected. Miranda House has 5 courses with over 97% cutoff, while Hindu College has 8 of its subjects with over 97% cutoffs.
In science courses, the cutoffs sees a increase in subjects like biology and related courses. For physcial sciences, the cutoffs remains same at many colleges and also dropped in some.
To the students surprise, there was a steep increased in Hindi cutoffs a many colleges, including JDMC with 8% increase, Ramanujan 5% increase and SGND Khalsa with 8% increase with Gargi having the highest percent increase at 15% points.
"The demand has increased due to expansion in Hindi media, both print, television and online," Shashi Tyagi, principal, Gargi College.
Admissions for the Delhi University's undergraduate programmes for the first cutoff list would begin from today and will continue till Saturday July 2, 2016. Candidates can pay fees till the noon of July 3, 2016. The second cutoff will be announced on July 5, 9am.