Many top colleges of the Delhi University have recorded a dip in their cut-off for admissions in most courses. The University’s first cut-off list for the academic year 2017-18 saw a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points across colleges in many subjects, including popular BCom (Hons) and BA (Hons) Economics.
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), one of the most sought-after institute in Delhi, on Friday released its first cut-off for BCom (Hons) and BA (Hons) Economics with highest for both being 97.75 per cent for general category. Last year, SRCC announced its cut-off at 98.25 per cent and 98 per cent for Economics Honours and BCom Honours respectively.
Ramjas College also recorded a dip of 0.25-2 percentage points this time. The cut-off for BCom (Hons) is at 97.5 pc, a dip of 1.75 percentage points from last year’s 99.25 pc. The cut-off for Economics (Hons) has dipped by 1 percentage point to 97.5 pc as compared to last year’s 98.5 pc.
Similarly, Lady Shri Ram College for Women has also recorded a dip in cut-off for many courses. Reportedly, 11 out of 14 undergraduate courses have seen a drop in cut-off.
Hans Raj College has also seen a dip in its cut-off. Most of the courses have either have the same cut-off as the last year or have recorded a drop of 0.25-1 percentage points. The college kept the cut-off for Economics (Hons) at 97.25 pc and B.Com (Hons) at 97.5 pc. The cut-off for English (hons) is same as last year at 97 pc.
Contrary to the trend in most colleges, SGTB Khalsa College has announced an increase in its cut-off. Political Science (99pc) has recorded a jump of 1.50 percentage points from last year’s 97.50 pc. The college has the highest cut-off for English (Hons) at 98.75pc, B.Com at 98.25pc.
The lower number of applications and a dip in pass percentage in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam is believed to be the reason behind dip in cut-offs. The Delhi University has received about 30,000 fewer applications this year while there are 2,000 more seats this time because of introduction of new courses.
The Delhi University received around 3.2 lakh online applications against 54,000 seats for 60 undergraduate programmes in 62 colleges under the varsity this year. Last year, the number of applications (both online and offline) received by DU crossed 3.4 lakh.
Much preferred courses among the lot this time were BA (Hons) English with 1,24,220 registrations, 1,04,975 for BCom, 1,34,847 for BA and 95,497 for BA (Hons) Political Science.
Most of the applicants belonged to Delhi (1,20,514), Uttar Pradesh (62,024), Haryana (38,702) and Bihar (10,783). Among the southern states, a majority of the applications (2,502) came from Kerala.