The first cut-off list for DU Admission 2014 has been announced and as expected, it is soaring high with 100% cut-off required for B. Sc Computer Science Admission in at least three colleges — Acharya Narendra Dev (95% - 100%), Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm (98% - 100%) and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (97% - 100%). However, leading yet popular colleges didn't raise the bar too high.
This increase is expected to be the result of uncertainty over the number of applicants due the sudden rollback of the four-year-undergraduate programme.
Barring courses such as Sanskrit, Hindi or Anthropology, cutoffs for a majority of popular courses were above 93% aggregate in best of four. And there is a 100 percent aggregate this year as well, recorded at Acharya Narendra Dev College for BSc computer science.
The cutoffs released by the colleges are also riddled with additional criteria and aspirants need to carefully analyse them, as simply making the cutoff will not make them eligible for admission.
Off-campus colleges played it safe to the extent that not many may see much of action during the first cutoff admissions. For example, Zakir Husain Delhi College increased its cutoff from 70 in 2012 to 90 this year for English honors while Ram Lal Anand (evening) upped the bar for its BA programme by 20 percentage points at 85%.