Finally after creating lot of controversy, Delhi University came out with its first cut-off list on Monday, 30 June 2014. This time, two courses, B Com and Economics (Honours) have witnessed the most competition, setting up to high cut-off percentage.
Going with its tradition, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has set its benchmark with its first cut-off list to 97.5% to 99.50% to get admission in B Com Honours. For BA Economic (Hons) the scale is 98.25% for commerce stream and 97.25% for the science students. SC and OBC students will have to get in between 94.25% to 96.50% for admission. To study commerce at SRCC, students have to get 97.5% having commerce background, and for science students it is 98.50% and 99% for humanities stream.
At Hindu College the cut-off is set between 99.75% and 97.25% for B Com (honours) and BA Economic (Honours) has 98% set for commerce students. For History (Honours), the cut-off is set at 95% to 97%.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College has set 96.5% for its B Com Hons course. Ramjas College sets its cut-off for BA Economic (H) for commerce students at 97.50% and that for science students is 96.50%. Miranda House has set its cut-off for BA Eco (H) at 97.75% for commerce students. Maitreyi College has also set its cut-off for the same course to 94%.
The cut-off of all the colleges has been increased this year from the year 2012 when three-year format was followed. The increase is due to the huge number of students under CBSE board scoring above 95% this year. The number of students who scored more than 95% last year was 5,996 which drastically increased upto 8,971 this year.
About 2.7 lakh students have applied for admission to DU to more than 54,000 seats in 64 colleges of the varsity. The admissions were delayed this year due to the tiff between DU and UGC over the controversial four year undergraduate programme. The admissions will begin from 01 July 2014 and will continue till 03 July 2014. The cut-off list is created keeping in mind the admissions to the courses under the three-year format.