DU admissions 2018: Most cut-offs remain high, but may fall
Delhi University has stood true to its reputation: going by the first cut-offs released yesterday, chances of getting into top colleges with less than 95% are slim. The highest cut-offs were 98.75% for BA (Programme) at LSR, and 98.50% for Journalism (Hons) at DCAC and Economics (Hons) at SRCC. But for some courses, minimum-marks can fall drastically by the second list. Here's an analysis.
The first cut-offs for 2018
Once again, cut-offs for the usual popular courses topped the charts. At Hindu College, one needs 98% for BA (English), BA (Economics) and B.Sc. (Physics). At Hans Raj, it's 98% for BA (Economics). DCAC demanded 98.5% for BA (Journalism), while LSR and Kamla Nehru asked for 97.75%. At the highly-coveted SRCC, cut-offs for B.Com (Hons.) and BA (Economics) stood at 97.75% and 98.5% respectively.
Most Arts courses saw increase in minimum marks
Some popular Arts courses saw a sharp increase from last year. For BA (Programme), Daulat Ram's cut-off went up by as much as 5% to 96%. Cut-offs for the same course at LSR went up from 95.5% to 98.75%. Most other colleges showed marginal ups too. At Hansraj, Economics went up by 0.75% and English by 0.25%. Economics at SRCC went up 0.75%.
Science courses saw a mixed trend
Trends were mixed in Science. Cut-offs for many Science courses decreased: Physical Sciences dropped to 91% at Ramjas, Chemistry and Physics fell to 95% and 97% respectively at Daulat Ram, and Mathematics and Computer Science at Indraprastha reduced to 95.5% and 96%. For other Science courses, they remained high: Hindu and SGTB demanded 98% for Physics and Computer Science respectively.
Second list will be more "realistic," officials claim
The second list will be more "realistic," an admission committee official at Sri Venkateswara said, since admissions under the first list tell colleges "how many seats are getting filled." "The first list is realistic in only a few colleges because anybody who gets admission in a popular college will not change it," explained SK Garg, Principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.
This is how much cut-offs fell last year
For less popular courses like Sanskrit, Punjabi and Urdu, cut-offs fell by as much as 15% last year, but those in demand registered marginal fall. The average drop in the second list was 1.77%. Incidentally, SRCC had stopped Economics admissions after the first list.
Selected students now need to complete admission by June 21
Those selected have till June 21 to download the application form after selecting their course and college from the DU portal, submit it at the respective college with all necessary documents and pay the fees online. It is advisable to take admission in a course and college of choice even if one doesn't get their preferred one. It can be changed when the next lists come out.
Those who haven't made it can wait till July 12
The second list will be out on June 25, third on June 30, and the next two on July 7 and 12. This time, there will be only five cut-offs, post which DU will start centralized counselling. Candidates not placed till then may be considered.