After a week-long delay in releasing cut-offs due to the controversy around the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), Delhi University’s first cut-off list will be out on June 30 and admissions are expected to begin from July 1. Students, who had not applied to undergraduate courses in DU earlier, can now do so.
“All candidates who already registered online/offline to the university for the current academic year will be eligible for admission to all courses wherever they meet the eligibility criteria,” read a notification issued by the university on Saturday. The notification stated, “All candidates who have not already registered will be required to fill the University registration form on payment of Rs 100 (General/OBC) Rs 50 (SC/ST/PwD), along with the college admission form in case s/he meets the cut-off and qualifies for admission. This registration made in a college will be valid in case the candidate takes admission in another college/course in the subsequent cut-off lists.”
There will be eight cut-off lists as opposed to 10 lists. “The first cut-off list will be declared on July 1, 2014 and admissions will start the same day. There will be eight cut-off lists as per the schedule attached,” DU said.
But colleges will also display the cut-offs on their own websites after 8 pm on June 30, the notification stated.
Seats in popular courses may see a dip in takers
The scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme and a reversal to the three-year-format is expected to reduce seats for popular courses such as Economics, English and Mathematics.
Under FYUP, the university had done away with Programme courses and used these seats for introducing new courses. As a result the number of colleges offering English (Honours) had risen from 47 to 59 last year. “The rollback means that these seats will have to go back to the Programme courses. Colleges which had offered new courses last year can no longer do so,” a South Campus college principal said, on the condition of anonymity.
With the reduction in Honours seats, the cut-offs for these courses might see a jump. “DU is known for its Honours courses. Despite more colleges offering it last year, thousands of students had thronged colleges for admissions, forcing colleges to admit students above the sanctioned strength. Now, with the reduction in seats, cut-offs will go up for Honours courses in order to avoid over-admissions,” the principal added.
Colleges affected by this move include Gargi College, which started offering Economics (Honours) and Mathematics (Honours) last year, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Sri Aurobindo which were offering English (Honours) and Economics (Honours), and Bharti College which had admitted students in Economics (Honours) and Mathematics (Honours) last year. (ENS)