The cut off lists in various Delhi University colleges might look a little different from previous years. This year the university is planning to introduce single cut off scores for individual subjects and courses. Previously the cutoff ranged from multiple minimum scores of the same course to that of best four aggregates in certain subjects for certain courses. This new system would make the cut off and admission procedure much easier. As part of screening process, the additional eligibility criteria have already been started in North Campus colleges of the university. Till 2014, Hansraj College has issued ranges for all of its arts and social science programmes.
In order to understand the situation the example of Hansraj College would work. They had set a cut off mark for English 96-97% and for commerce (honors) the cut off was set to 97.25-99.75%. Similarly, Hindu College issued four separate cut-off scores for BCom(Hons)- 97.25% (commerce with at least 97% in accountancy and 60 in mathematics and English), 99.25% (social science and humanities) and 96.5% (for a language, sociology and any two academic subjects).
The other criteria have been abolished and if the subject applied by the student is not in the best of four there would be a penalty of 2-5% points in all the cases. None of the two have received any formal guidelines or directions from the university. However they have discussed among teachers and have decided to keep cutoff marks very stringent. According to I S Bakshi who is the principal of Dayal Singh College, “We can’t give preference to a particular subject or language as we usually do. And the student’s eligibility-and final best-four score will have to be verified at the time of admission by the admissions committee.” Principal of Gargi College, Shashi Tyagi said, “WE will probably issue one cut-off for academic subjects.Earlier, they’d go to college to check what its criteria are. Now, the policy will be uniform.” According to her this would smoothen the process of admission for the students.