Delhi University Second Cut-Off Expected Today, Students Expect Significant Dip In Percentages

Delhi University (DU) will release its second cut-off soon on, and also on the websites of colleges affiliated to it.

Delhi University Second Cut-Off Expected Today, Students Expect Significant Dip In Percentages

Delhi University (DU) will be releasing its second cut-off soon

New Delhi:  Jhilmil Vashisth aims to study BA English (Hons) in University of Delhi. After seeing the high cut-offs in the first list, she is now looking forward to admission only in a South Campus college or probably in an off-campus college. With the second cut-off list expected to be released by today evening, she is now placing all her bets on it, and even ready to wait for next two or more lists. "I have scored 91 per cent but I will have a disadvantage of 2 per cent because of being from a different stream (commerce)," she says.

Jhilmil is not alone. There are thousands of other candidates, except 15,245 candidates who took admission following the release of the first cut-off list, waiting for a significant dip in the cut-off percentages in the second list.

There is a chance that, some major colleges may close their admission process for top courses in UR category after the first cut-off list.

Last year, Lady Shri Ram College of Women (LSR) was one such college, which had closed admissions for subjects such as economics, history, sociology, B Com, mathematics and statistics in the unreserved (UR) category after the first cut-off list since the seats were full. Likewise BA (Hons.) Economics admissions were also closed for the UR category at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), and the second cut off for OBC category is 95.75 by the time it declared the second cutoff.

This year, 2,78,544 aspirants had registered for over 55,000 seats are available in various undergraduate courses in colleges affiliated with the Delhi-based central university.

Last year, around 2.20 lakh candidates had made payments to complete the admission registration process.

The admission procedure for following the first-cut-offs list was finished on June 21.

By Thursday, record-breaking 15,245 seats were filled. Last year only 2,200 seats were filled after the first cut-offs.

According to the data released by DU, BA (Prog) received the maximum admissions where 1,929 seats were filled and in BCom (Hons) 1,606 seats were filled. BA (Hons) Political Science emerged as the third most popular programme in which 1,260 seats were filled.

After the first stage, Hindu College filled the maximum number of 950 seats, followed by Ramjas College, which filled 926 of its seats. In Gargi College For Women, a total of 776 seats were occupied. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College's 632 seats were taken, while Shaheed Bhagat Singh College managed to fill its 632 seats.

There are various colleges affiliated to Delhi University, but the cut-offs for each college vary depending on the number of students applying for different programme and the marks the applicants obtained.

The first cut-off list of Delhi University announced on June 18 for merit-based undergraduate programmes for the upcoming academic year recorded a drop in minimum required marks as compared to the previous year.

The highest cut-off recorded this year is 98.75 per cent for BA (programme) in Lady Shri Ram College.

For the academic year 2017-2018, the highest cut-off was 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) in Electronics in SGTB Khalsa College. This year, the highest cut-off in science stream was 98 per cent for BSc in Physics in Hindu College. Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College had a similar cut-off of 98 per-cent for BSc (Hons) in Computer Science course.

The second cut-off list will be released on the official website of Delhi University- and also on the respective websites of colleges affiliated with it.

(With PTI Inputs)

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