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Delhi University first list out,History at Hindu needs 99%

The Delhi University released its first cut-off list for its 62 colleges late on Monday night,with most colleges sticking to their “cautious” approach of high cut-offs to avoid excess intake of students.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
June 26, 2012 1:21:41 am

The Delhi University released its first cut-off list for its 62 colleges late on Monday night,with most colleges sticking to their “cautious” approach of high cut-offs to avoid excess intake of students.

Though there is no repeat of last year’s shocker 100 per cent cut-off,a few courses in Hindu College will only admit students with a total of 99.25 per cent and above.

The highest increase in cut-offs came at Ramjas College with 15 per cent hike in its B Sc Physical Sciences (Honours) — from 75 per cent last year to 90 per cent this year.

Science courses across colleges saw a substantial increase cut-offs,with Deshbandhu College recording a 10-point jump in its Chemistry course at 80 per cent this year.

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Hansraj College set a new high for Sciences,with the college demanding percentages in the range of 99 to 97 (cut-offs vary as per the subjects opted for in Class XII) to admit students to its Computer Science (Hons) course.

Hindu College took away the title of high cut-offs from SRCC,with several courses touching 99 per cent. B Com (Hons) at Hindu touched a high of 99.25 per cent to 96.25 per cent (based on subjects studied in Class XII). Economics (Hons) had cut-offs in the range of 99.25 and 95.75 per cent.

History (Hons) at Hindu was a surprise,with a steep climb to 99 per cent from 96 per cent last year.

The first list does not allow any student with below 82 per cent to gain admission in B Com (Hons) or Eco (Hons) at any of DU colleges.

“History,Sociology and Political Science are the most popular courses after B Com and Economics. Here,as with B Com and Economics,seats are limited so there is a lot of pressure. This is the reason we have kept cut-offs high,” said Dr Pradyumn Kumar,acting principal of Hindu College.

He said around 8,000 students apply to the college’s B Com and Economics honours courses. “We have been extra-cautious as we did not want over-admissions,” Dr Kumar said.

SRCC kept its promise and brought the general category cut-off for students with no background in commerce,economics,mathematics and business studies down to 98.5 from last year’s 100 per cent.

Candidates who have studied all four subjects in school,the cut-off went up from 96 per cent to 96.5 per cent.

In Economics,SRCC changed its policy of favouring students from Science and Humanities stream over those from the Commerce by bringing down the cut-off for Commerce students by 0.5 per cent — from 98.25 in 2011 to 97.75 this year.

KMC provided some relief for Commerce and Economics students by bringing down the cut-offs to 95 per cent and 96.75 per cent,respectively. Last year,cut-off for Commerce was 96 per cent and for Economics it was 97 per cent.

One of the most sought after language courses,English (Hons) saw cut-offs rise. At Hindu College,CATE scores rose steeply from 80.55 per cent last year to 84.5 per cent this session. At Miranda House,it rose from 79.30 per cent to 82.4 per cent.

At non-CATE Hansraj,cut-offs rose to to 90.5 to 98.5 per cent from last year’s 88-96.

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