DU’s second cut-off list brings some hope to students


New Delhi: With the Delhi University’s entrance qualifier overall dropping by one to five percent, the second cut-off list has brought some respite and hope to the students who were dejected after the high percentages in the first list.

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A drop of one to two percent was seen in the undergraduate commerce courses in colleges like Kirori Mal, Sri Venkateswara, Khalsa and Lady Shri Ram.

In the science courses, Daulat Ram College has lowered its entrance bar by as much as five percent for physics and three percent for the chemistry course.

In Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), which affixed a 100 percent cut-off for its B.Com (Honours) course for non-commerce students, in the first list, all seats for the course have been filled up. Same is the case with B.A. (Hons) Economics.

However, admissions to popular courses like B.Com, B.A. (Hons)Economics and English are still open in colleges such as Hans Raj, Lady Shri Ram, Khalsa, Kirori Mal, Sri Venkateswara and Indraprastha College , with their cut-offs dipping by one to five percent.

This year, Delhi University, one of India’s premier varsities, did away with the application process for admissions to its undergraduate courses. So the colleges declared the cut-offs on the basis of last year’s marks.

Said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, dean of the Students Welfare Office: “Colleges have exercised caution before declaring the second list. Aspirants are advised not to get discouraged as most of the colleges are expected to announce three more lists.”

Those students who meet the cut-off of the second list can take admission June 22-25.

A total of five lists will be announced this year, unlike four in the past. The admission process will continue till July 13 and the academic year will begin July 15.

The Delhi University was established in 1922. It has 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and five other recognised institutes spread all over the city.