The university announced its second cut-off list for admission to undergraduate courses on Wednesday. Admission to colleges is strictly subject to the availability of seats based on cut-offs. Although the benchmark hasn’t moved much in most colleges and courses of Delhi University, the second cut-off might bring some cheer to aspirants as two-three off-campus colleges dropped the bar as much as 5 percent in several popular courses. Admissions for second cut-off will start from Thursday and will continue till Saturday.
Political Science door shuts in 20 colleges out of 44 colleges. In fact, 10 colleges closed admissions even for the reserved category. DU cut-offs are known to be exceptionally high. This year, the highest cut-off for BA (H) Political Science has gone up to 99% in Hindu college while there has been a marginal drop in cut-off for other colleges.
Most of the popular courses such as Economics, English, and B.Com. are still open in many colleges. B.Com. (H) is open in 50 colleges out of 54 colleges including SRCC, Hindu, Hansraj, Kirorimal, Ramjas, and Sri Venkateswara.
The drop in cut-off aggregate for Kalindi has been observed in the range of 0.25% to 3% which is huge. There is a marginal decrease in the second cut-off percentage after a high number of admissions in the first cut-off. Here, the cut-off is dropped by 5 % in a couple of colleges.
English (H), the most applied course is still open in 39 colleges out of 46 in the second list. However, colleges such as Miranda, Kamala Nehru, PGDAV, Janki Devi Memorial have closed admission for the course.
Economics (H), another popular course is open in 32 colleges out of 37 colleges with the highest drop in Kalindi College by 3 points. The top colleges where the admission is still open for the unreserved category are Sri Venkateswara, Hindu, Hansraj, Ramjas, Kirorimal, and Dyal Singh.
Psychology (H) has been closed in four of the ten colleges. The course was in high demand at Jesus and Mary College and the cut-off reached a staggering 99% for the aspirants.
This year the highest cut-off percentages have been increased for the Humanities courses while it dipped for the Science. For Mathematics, 6 colleges closed the admissions while it is still open in 40 colleges. Lady Shri Ram has closed admissions in most of the courses such as economics (H), B.Com. (H), Psychology (H), Political (H). Similarly, there will be no admissions at Shri Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College for English (H), History (H), Political Science (H), Physics (H), Chemistry (H) in the second cut off.
40 percent seats i.e. over 23,266 out of 63000 admissions took place with a large number in campus colleges in the first cut-off. Around 2.58 lakh students applied for different courses in different colleges of Delhi University and are competing for around 62,000 seats available in different colleges affiliated with the university. Students can also look for off-campus colleges in the second cut-off as most seats at campus colleges are filled up. The college has reduced the percentage by a maximum of 1% as per the second cut-off to ward off a rush of aspirants.
As per the resources, maximum applications are filled by candidates passing 10+2 from CBSE. Out of the total applications, 1.29 lakh applications are received by female candidates and 1.28 lakh applications by male candidates. Last year, the total applications received were more than the current i.e. 2.78 lakh against 56,000 seats. This year it reduced to 2.58 lakh applications against 62,000 seats. Thus, in relative terms, the ratio is better than last year.