With the St Stephen’s College pegging its highest cut-off at 99.25 computer for BA (Hons) Economics, Delhi University officers on Wednesday mentioned cut-offs are going to be larger than final yr as numerous students have scored above 95 per cent in CBSE class 12 exams this yr.
The college has obtained a most of two,85,128 functions from CBSE Board students.
St Stephen’s College launched its first cut-off record for undergraduate programs on Tuesday evening, with the very best cut-off being introduced at 99.25 per cent for BA (Hons) Economics for students coming from commerce background.
This yr’s cut-offs are larger than final yr. In 2019, the cut-off for BA(Hons) English and BA (Hons) Economics was pegged at 98.75 per cent for students from commerce background.
The cut-off for BA (Hons) Economics stands at 99.25 per cent for commerce students, 98.75 per cent for arts and 98 per cent for science stream students.
The cut-off for BA English (Hons) stands at 99 per cent for commerce students, 98.75 per cent for science and humanities stream students.
This yr’s cut-off for the course is larger by 0.25 per cent for commerce and science students.
The specialists mentioned that the excessive cut-offs of St Stephen’s College set a precedent for different faculties, indicating that the cut-offs are going to be on the upper facet.
Likely schedule for cut-off
Shobha Bagai, Dean (Admissions), DU, mentioned, “The cut-offs are likely to be announced after October 12. We have sent the schedule to the administration. The administration is waiting for the UGC calendar. We should hopefully announce the schedule for cut-offs in this week.”
On being requested concerning the likelihood of cut-offs being on the upper facet, she mentioned that it’s not that the college will likely be arbitrarily rising the cut-offs.
The official mentioned the cut-offs can be decided by the variety of candidates falling in a sure bracket.
Anju Srivastava, the principal of Hindu College, mentioned, “St Stephen’s has a lot of riders and restrictions in its hand, but other colleges don’t. If St Stephen’s, which also has an interview component in admissions has kept the cut-offs high, I don’t see why we won’t do anything similar.”
Explaining the process, Srivastava mentioned St Stephen’s cut-offs point out for different faculties and the cut-offs should not likely to go any decrease.
“We cannot have riders like St Stephen’s. The university wants to keep it simple. The number of high-scorers are high and to limit the admissions we have to keep the cut-offs high,” she added.
Sharing comparable sentiments, Manoj Khanna, the principal of Ramjas College, mentioned, “We will have to go by approximation. The cut-offs will be higher in the first and second lists than last year. There is a lot of unpredictability also. We cannot have over admissions considering we have to maintain social distancing also. Where will we make students sit if there are extra admissions? So cut-offs are bound to be higher.”