Admissions 2013

40% marks? Still make it to Delhi University

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After the sixth cut-off, the ground around the rocketing cut-offs for admissions into Delhi University has begun to sink in. The initial cut-offs were over-hyped with much media coverage, but here is the other side- you can get into DU even with 33% marks.

Could anyone wonder getting into DU with just 40% marks after the likes of Ram Lal Anand fixing 100% mark for admissions into one of their courses? But, here it is, Kalindi College for Women is offering Sanskrit Honours at 33% for reserved category and 45% for general category students. At the famous Daulat Ram College, Sanskrit Honours is available at 42% for all the reserved category students. Hindi Honours is available at colleges like Deshbandhu and Kalindi at 40% for reserved category students and 50% for general category students.

Besides, courses like Economics honours are available at as low as 45% for students belonging to Scheduled Tribes at Lakshmi Bai College and at 50% for Persons with Disability at Deen Dyal Upadhayaya College and Dyal Singh College(Evening). Mata Sundri College is offering Philosophy Honours at 40% and Political Science Honours at 43% for Persons with disability. Popular courses like Economics and Commerce are also available for general category students at a few colleges with lower cut-offs.

Let’s take a look at last year cut-offs. Geography Honours was available at 50% for OBC category students at Aditi Mahavidyalaya in the seventh cut-off list. Political Science and Philosophy Honours was being offered at 45% for reserved category students at I.P. College for Women in the tenth cut-off. Even, the elite courses like Economic Honours were up for grabs at Kalindi College at 55% for reserved category students in the seventh cut-off.

After the initial rush, colleges usually lower their cut-offs, as they get an idea of the actual number of students seeking admissions. Besides, the colleges do not want their seats to go vacant, so they lower the cut-offs in the succeeding lists, especially for reserved category students. Also, the cut-offs for several off-campus colleges usually go considerably down for most categories after the initial cut-off lists.

With around 47,000 students scoring over 90% in the CBSE 12th examination, there was nothing unexpected about the sky-high cut-offs for DU. But as colleges start enroling students, the high requirements are bound to go down. And for several colleges these ‘lower cut-offs’ are not a part of the ‘media hype’.

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Too restless, too confused; Abhinav is an ardent follower of the socio-political issues in the country and aims to join the Civil Services. He loves reading non-fictions, watching superhero movies and playing basketball.

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