DU second list: Many courses closed, B.Com sees sharp drop in cut-offs

Written by Aranya Shankar
, Sukrita Baruah
| New Delhi |

October 18, 2020 2:18:16 am

Delhi University admissions 2020: Second cut-off checklist at the moment (Express Photo By Amit Mehra/ Representational)

In the second cut-off checklist launched by Delhi University (DU) Saturday, a number of courses and faculties closed for admissions, with most courses which proceed to be open seeing a drop of about 0.25-0.5 share factors in prime faculties. However, this isn’t the case for B.Com (Hons), in which there was a major drop in share throughout many faculties.

The drop is steepest in Mata Sundri College for Women the place the B.Com (Hons) cut-off has dipped from 96% in the primary checklist to 91% now. Even some prime faculties, which have solely marginally decreased cut-offs for different topics, have seen a much bigger drop in B.Com (Hons) cut-off.
In Hansraj College, the cut-off has dropped from 99.25% to 98%. According to the ultimate admission report uploaded by the faculty on October 14, the final date for software, there was just one admission in the programme in the unreserved class.

Similarly in Hindu College, the cut-off for the programme has dropped from 99.25% to 98.25%. The October 14 admission report on the faculty’s web site studies 5 admissions in the unreserved class and 33 admissions throughout all classes. The faculty has 79 seats for the course.

“The admission for B.Com. (Hons) usually stabilises around the second and third lists. The high first cut-offs for the programme were based on the experience of previous years. I’m quite surprised to see that the programme has been less popular among the top scorers this year and we will have to study and try to understand what has caused this,” stated Hindu College principal Anju Shrivastava.

In the identical faculties, the cut-off for in style topics like Economics and English noticed a marginal dip. Hansraj has decreased its English cut-off from 98% to 97.75%, and Hindu has dropped its Economics cut-off from 99.25% to 98.75%. SRCC has decreased its B.Com (Hons) lower off from 99.5% to 98.5% however stored its Economics cut-off the identical as in the primary checklist at 99%. The cut-off for Science topics additionally dropped decrease than arts and commerce topics. In Dyal Singh College, for instance, the lower off for Physics, Chemistry and Maths dropped by 3, 3 and 4 share factors respectively.

Overall, whereas a number of prime faculties together with Hindu, SGTB Khalsa, IP College for Women, Gargi and Kamala Nehru closed admissions for a lot of courses, others like Lady Shri Ram, Miranda, Ramjas, Kirori Mal, SRCC and Hansraj nonetheless have most courses open.

Political Science, History, English and BA Programme have emerged as a few of the in style decisions. While political science has closed in 23 faculties, History has closed in 15 faculties and English in 13 faculties. Among the Science topics, Maths has emerged the favorite with the course shutting in 11 faculties.

At Hindu College, 10 of the 21 courses have been closed. Similarly, SGTB Khalsa has closed 13 courses, Kamala Nehru College has closed 9 courses, and IP College has closed six courses.

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