DU cut-offs likely to go higher this year with many students scoring above 95% in CBSE exams: Officials

With the St Stephen’s College pegging its highest cut-off at 99.25% for BA (Hons) Economics, Delhi University officers on Wednesday mentioned cut-offs are going to be higher than final year as a lot of students have scored above 95% in CBSE class 12 exams this year.

The college has obtained a most of two,85,128 purposes from CBSE Board students.

St Stephen’s College launched its first cut-off checklist for undergraduate programs on Tuesday evening, with the best cut-off being introduced at 99.25% for BA (Hons) Economics for students coming from commerce background.

This year’s cut-offs are higher than final year. In 2019, the cut-off for BA(Hons) English and BA (Hons) Economics have been pegged at 98.75% for students from commerce background.

The cut-off for BA (Hons) Economics stands at 99.25% for commerce students, 98.75% for arts and 98% for science stream students.

The cut-off for BA English (Hons) stands at 99% for commerce students, 98.75% for science and humanities stream students.

This year’s cut-off for the course is higher by 0.25% 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 higher aspect.

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 chance of cut-offs being on the higher aspect, she mentioned that it isn’t that the college can 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 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 give a sign for different faculties and the cut-offs will not be 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 related 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.”

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