Delhi University first 'cut off' has students depressed


New Delhi : The grey skies overhead seemed to mirror the fear and trepidation of students Tuesday as they went from college to college checking to see if they had qualified for admission following Delhi University's first "cut off" list that is a few percent higher than last year's.

With colleges, especially top ones like Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Hindu and Ramjas in the main campus, raising their cut off marks for commerce and economics courses, the student lot seemed prepared to face rejection. But most students had back-up plans to fall back on.

In SRCC, the minimum marks for admission into B.Com (honours) course was a whopping 94.75 percent for commerce students and a still higher 96 percent for non-commerce students.

Many students were disappointed that they couldn't qualify for B.Com (honours) in SRCC in spite of scoring 90 percent, but had taken the precaution of applying in other colleges for the same course.

"I really wanted to study commerce in SRCC. My father is an alumni of this college and he wanted me to study there as well. But I missed it by a whisker," said Neha Sethi, who had scored 94 percent.

"The cut off is 94.75. But I am glad I have got through Kirori Mal College (KMC) where the cut off is 94. So I am happy," she said.

Giving the skyrocketing commerce cut offs good competition is the equally sought-after economics course. In SRCC, it has gone up by 0.5 percent from last year.

In Hindu, a student needs an aggregate of 92 to 96 percent (for non economics students) to qualify for an honours course in the subject. Hansraj is demanding 93 to 94 percent, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) 93.75 percent and Miranda House 91 to 94 percent depending on which stream the student has passed his Class 12 exam in.

If commerce and economics are giving students worry lines, so is psychology honours. Indraprastha College has increased its cut off by one percent to 89.5-90.5 percent while Daulat Ram College has hiked it by 5 percent to 88.5.

Shruti Seth, who scored 86 percent in her Class 12, is disappointed because she hasn't qualified for psychology honours at LSR. "LSR has kept the cut off for psychology at 92.75 percent. So I don't qualify for it," she said.

She, however, like many others has had applied for more than one course in more than one college.

"I had applied for sociology and political science in different colleges as well. And I have qualified for sociology in Sri Venkateswara College. So I think I will go for it."

Although a slight dip in the cut offs is expected in the second list, which the colleges will put up June 30, most students are in no mood to take any chances and are going ahead with the admissions that start Wednesday.

"Last year a girl I know qualified for economics honours in Indraprastha college in the first go but waited for SRCC and Hindu's second cut off list. But both the colleges closed admission after the first list.

"To add to her woes, Indraprastha also closed admissions to economics after the first cut off. At the end she had to settle for something she didn't want to. Hence, I am going ahead and taking admission in Kirorimal for B.Com (honours) instead of waiting for the second cut off," said Sethi.

Echoed Jyotsna and Anupama sitting at the help desk of SRCC.

"SRCC did have a second cut off list in 2005, but generally it doesn't because the seats get filled up after the first list itself.

"This year, for the 325 seats in B.Com (honours) in SRCC, 330 students have qualified amongst the applicants. Of them, some will probably opt for another college... So there, all the seats are filled," said Anupama.

For those opting for English honours, things a tad bit better. "I appeared for the entrance test for English in Miranda House and have made it through. This is what I wanted to do, so I am happy," smiled Annie Banerji.

Delhi University, one of India's best, has 84 affiliated colleges with over 300,000 students. While the elite colleges are difficult to get in, some other colleges attract students on the strength of their faculties. And in these institutions the cut off marks are relatively lower.



Cut off

Wt will the cut off for in S.R.C.C this year.............



admission in delhi university

i hv secured 89.2%(best 4) and want to opt for eco(hons) coarse in delhi university..however my marks in eng and maths are not satisfactory.. could you plz kindly suggest some reputed colleges in delhi in which i can look into..?

i got 92%(best of 4) in my

i got 92%(best of 4) in my XII boards and i want to do either eco hons. or bcom from DU? is there any chance of my getting into a college like hindu, lsr, hans raj etc??

dont worry...with that

dont worry...with that percentage u can even enter into srcc.....since last year the cut-off reached to 92


to get admission in du by getting 84.6% in 12th class

dmission in du

1-i got 87%(best 4) in +2....i want to persue from du...will i be able to get admission in a college affilated by du...

2-is maths compulsory for

mission admission..

Q1 - i scored 86.5% in my 12th boards....I wish to persue B.A.economics[hons]from du..can i hope to get addmission in a gud du college..?

Q2 - is B.A.maths[hons] a gud course to choose? if so why the number of students optin for the same is less?? and what would be the best post graduate course to go for after B.A.maths[hons.]??would MBA be a gud choice????

admission in du...

I gt 93.75% in best 4 including english...can i pursue economic hons. frm srcc..??


i scored a 92.75 (bof)and i'm interested in pursueing eco hons from lsr, the cut off for commersce was 94 last year but still i'm hopeful....any idea what the cut offs could be this year?
how many seats are there for general category for eco hons at lsr?

i hav scord 94.75 (best 4)

i hav scord 94.75 (best 4) ..can i have admission in srcc for hons.

i got 91.75(BOF including

i got 91.75(BOF including math and english) in 12th this year. i would like to do bcom or eco. Can i get into LSR, Hindu etc???


right now i am in class 12th...i will have my boards in the year 2010.....
i hav commerce,economics and hindi.....if i get the required percentage ..can i pursue english honours from any good college in DU like SRCC or LSR WITHOUT having MATHS????

english hons. in SRCC

extremely sorry but I have to inform you that SRCC does not offer English (Hons.) as a course of study.

eng hons,..

SRCC HAS only 2coveted courses-bcom.hons and eco ne1 thinkin frm a commerce stream n with sky-rocket mrks,can apply in these doesnt hv eng fr dat course d best colleges are-stephens(only apply if u seriously score above 90%..,lsr(same 90% minimum..),miranda house(has an entrance),jmc(atleast85%),hansraj n venky's..dese r al gud options fr eng hons..n hv gr8 zest fr literature...overall.

cut off

i am not sure what could be the cut off this year but according to the trend there would be only marginal differences in the cut off as there is not much room left for hikes so hope for the best..........but yes one should not compromise with the course even if you get it in a good college and not in the best one.........


i have got 82%
i want to study eco honours..wat will be d best option for me regarding colledges..plzz help..

l got 86% in my 12 th boards

l got 86% in my 12 th boards can i get admission in eco hns in du

Eng Hons & B A (P)

l got 61% in my 12 th boards can i get admission in Eng hns in du

admission in ramjas

hi. i vil be very grateful to u if u cud tell me the cut-off of ramjas college for eco(hons) course. i hv scored only 89.25%. plz. do tell me . if u wanna contact me then plz dial 09827160900.

admission in srcc

i have scored 93.25%(BOF including eng and maths).do i have any chance getting admission in srcc in 2nd list.

well..the cut off in the 1st

well..the cut off in the 1st list is 95.25% and according to d sources in the 2nd list the percentage will go down just by .25%


i scoresd92.6%in commerce english compulsory in best four subject.i have another language subject.

foreign quota

hi, i secured 92.5% in commerce stream. is there any chance to get admission in srcc in foreign quota and when foreign quota result will be known

admission to du

i am a dropped one percentage is 89.5.which colleges are available for me for enlish honours?

what are the chances of 2nd

what are the chances of 2nd list of SRCC? And also the cut-off for OBC quota?

2nd cut-off

will i be able to get admission in du colleges after 2nd list. i have got 74.5% & want admission in hons.


cnt u make it fast???if u release the 2nd cutoff a little earlier what problem will it cause u??ppl keep waiting n u njoy drinking tea in your it worth??this is jst so the way i am very beautiful did u knw tht??wel neway reply


sir, i got 72% in 12th can i admission

i am expecting 85% in comm.

i am expecting 85% in comm. +2 wat is d scope in hons. admission for me


hey,i hv scored 80% \in class 12th cn i get admitted in ny of the college wich r under delhi university. pls do reply.

i have secured 78% marks in

i have secured 78% marks in science stream and passed out in 2009.i want to graduate in political science.i have heard that du lessens 5 % for one year dropped students.Also suggest me some good college according to my marks.


..i have secured 92% in my class 12th wich includes both english and maths n i want to persue dre any chances of me making into srcc, hindu or hansraj ?

i have got 85 marks in english in class 12

i have got 85 marks in english in 12 class i wanted to know that can i think of engliish honours

90.75% in best of 4

i have got 90.75%in commerce stream in 2010 board exams. so do i stand any chance in hansraj,ramjas or hindu. if not then in which college can i get a chance. reply...

u can get in hansraj and

u can get in hansraj and hindu ...most probably!
All the best..:)

i got 92.5 in boards n i hav

i got 92.5 in boards n i hav science background can i get eco in srcc

to know about my admission

i scored 95% marks in best four subjects.can i get admission in eco (hons.) or in B com (hons..)


i secured 93%(best of 4) 4m commerce.i had maths in ma 12s .but i gt 61 in maths n its nt included in d best of 4.m applying under d OBC quota 4 d in i have a chance of making it 2 SRCC?


I have scored 90.25 in my boards. I want to do can u suggest some good colleges in du in which i can get into?

i have scored 81.8 in my Xii

i have scored 81.8 in my Xii and have applied 4 b com and english honours can u suggest some college

hey,i hv scored 80% \in class

hey,i hv scored 80% \in class 12th cn i get admitted in ny of the college wich r under delhi university. pls do reply.

maitri collage

maitri collage

admission in du

i scored only 73 per in 12 board.......n i m 4m science stream.....wants 2 pursue my graduate degree in u syggest me d colleges........

about admission in du(north)

i have scored 80% in 12th boards and want to do pol. science(hons)
from either indraprastha college for women or miranda house.