First Cut off


The aspirants at were taken aback by the mismanagement, which led to several parents and students waiting till midnight to get their admission done. 

On 1st July 2019, the second day of admissions for the first cut-off list saw over-crowding and unprofessionalism by the authorities which led to a number of students suffer till midnight. 

A source who had gone to get admission in B.A. (Programme) during the first cut-off list revealed that there was only one counter for all the courses which caused the ruckus.  He said “They collected applications from all the students and then announced their names for eligibility. It took nearly four hours to get the eligibility slip.” According to him, many parents waited till midnight and even beyond that to complete the admission process. 

Another applicant’s sister who accompanied him for admission to Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening) also stated that there was major inconsistency in administrations during admissions. She revealed that she had to go there twice to complete the process, first on 30th June and then on 1st July. She said, “There was no systematic process for admissions, no proper counters or queues which created immense chaos. The students from National Cadet Corps of the college were on duty and worked diligently but I couldn’t see any teacher-in-charge supervising them or helping them resolve the chaos.” 

We contacted Mr. Sunil Kumar, Secretary, Staff Council at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College Evening who himself stayed till 11 a.m. in the College to get the admissions done. He touted over admissions as a cause for this prolongation. He revealed that despite having a capacity of 814 seats, the college has taken in 1013 admissions, wherein even now, the admissions are open for courses like B.Com (Programme), B.Com (Hons.) and some combinations of B.A. Programme. While in other colleges, a combination of Commerce and Economics in B.A Programme has 15 seats ideally, the college has admitted around 100 students. He added  “Unlike other colleges l, we did not close the admissions at 6 p.m. We cooperated and admitted all the students who were eligible. My non-teaching staff stayed back till 4 a.m. in the morning to complete procedures for everyone who had come.” He also stated that around 8 p.m. the administration announced that parents can submit their documents and leave, the authorities would complete formalities and give them their fee slips in the morning the next day, but there were many who had come from different cities and wanted to take slips with them, so they stayed in the campus grounds till late.

He also added that there was no mismanagement per se, it just took a lot of time because of the intake of students. He stated  “We have admitted 106 students against the EWS quota which only has 37 seats, 438 against Unreserved category which had 373 seats, 308 admissions were done against 219 seats from the OBC quota and 141 against 121 for ST seats. We didn’t deny admission to any student who was eligible and hence, it took a lot of time”

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Sakshi Arora

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Various University of Delhi (DU) colleges, released their first-cutoff lists. SRCC and Hindu were amongst the first to do so. 

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was the first college to release the first cut-off list for admission into undergraduate courses to mark the beginning of admissions season this year. The cutoffs in 2018 have registered a minor dip of 0.25% in comparison to last year when the cut-off for B.Com Hons was 98%.

Following SRCC other colleges too started posting their cut-off lists on their respective websites. A little before midnight on June 18th, DU released the first official, cumulative cut-off on its website. The same can be accessed using the link given below.


Click here to check the cut-off for SRCC.

Click here to check the cut-off for Hindu College.

Click here to check the cut-off for Kirori Mal College.

Click here to check the cut-off for Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.

Click here to check the cut-off for Janki Devi Memorial

Click here to check the cut-off for Shivaji College

Click here to check the cut-off for Zakir Husain College

Click here to check the cut-off for Vivekananda College

Click here to check the cut-off for Gargi College

Click here to check the cut-off for Ramjas College

Click here to check the cut-off for JMC.

Click here to check the cumulative cut-off of all DU colleges for Commerce and Humanities courses.

Click here to check the cumulative cut-off of all DU colleges for Science courses.


This article will be updated real-time as and when a college uploads its respective cut-off.

As the clock ticked off the last second of June 23rd, more than 2 lakh undergraduate aspirants in this country collectively typed in the magic letters to open the first phase of the offline admissions process. After policy alterations, timeline postponement, and logistical glitches, the University of Delhi has finally released the first cut-off list for its undergraduate merit-based programmes.

The cut-offs for Arts and Commerce courses can be checked here.

The cut-offs for Science courses can be checked here.

Contrary to the cut-off trends which have been haunting students and teachers alike for the past few years, the scores have seen a marginal dip this academic season. The highest cut-off has been released by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College at 99.66% for B.Sc. (Hons.) Electronics, 99% for B.A. (Hons.) Political Science, 98.75% for B.A. (Hons.) English, and 98% for B.Com (Hons.). Shivaji College has set the bar for B.A. (Hons.) Economics with a requirement of 98%.

Various colleges began releasing their individual lists in the late hours of the evening today; including Hansraj College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Kirori Mal College, amongst other popular choices. The cut-off for SRCC, a premier institute which is targeted by the majority of candidates, saw a slight drop in the percentage requirement, set at 97.75% for B.A. (Hons.) Economics and B.Com (Hons.).

St. Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College, while following the same schedule as that of the University’s, have a slightly different process. The lists will be available on their respective websites and can be accessed there.

Documents to be carried tomorrow

The applicants shall be required to produce the following documents in original with two sets of self-attested photocopies at the time of admission:

  • University admissions form
  • College-specific form
  • Anti-ragging form (signed by the candidate and parent)
  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Mark-Sheet
  • Class XII Mark-Sheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate / Original Certificate
  • Recent Character Certificate
  • SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the Applicant) issued by the competent authority
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Applicant) as in central list
  • Transfer Certificate from school/college as well as Migration Certificate from Board / University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi
  • At least two passport size self-attested photographs.

For students who are eligible for admission through the first cut-off list, here is a run-down of the important points to keep in mind:

  1. The dates for admission will be 24th, 27th, and 28th June, since Sunday and Monday are holidays. The timings are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for morning colleges and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for evening colleges.
  2. Ensure that you have confirmed the requisites for the Best of Four calculation before you proceed.
  3. You are required to log in to your undergraduate admissions portal. The screen should show an option to select the course and college you are eligible for. By clicking this, an automatic form should be generated. Take two copies of this college-specific form/acknowledgment slip, it is the primary document of use tomorrow.
  4. The primary purpose of tomorrow is to get your documents verified. There will be long, multiple lines. Be prepared for two/three rounds of authentication and running around from one place to another.
  5. Once verified, you will be required to make the fee payment till the forenoon of the next day. Once you return from the document verification process, your admission portal should reflect an approved status from the college authorities, and should then show the option of payment of fees. The transaction can be made through college-specific gateways. Remember to take a printout of the fee receipt for future purpose!
  6. The admission days are going to be a long and exhausting. Remember to carry the following essentials with you: water bottle, refreshments, stationery (pen, stapler, glue stick), umbrella, and anything else you feel might be necessary. Reach on time to the college; the crowd will be overwhelming.
  7. Don’t fret. We understand that your mind might be troubled with questions about what to do once you reach the venue and any other admissions requirement. You can find volunteers and help desks at the college who are there to solve your queries. Also, look out for us; we’ll be there to cheer you on with pieces of important information!

For more details on the aftermath of the announcement of the lists, you can read our full report here.


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Saumya Kalia

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India’s premium Commerce College, Shri Ram College of Commerce has released its first cut-off list for admissions in the academic year 2017-2018. Surprisingly, the cut-off percentage has undergone a dip as compared to last year. Following is the cut-off:

B.A. (H) Economics
General: 97.75%.
OBC: 95.75%
Scheduled castes: 95.00%
Scheduled Tribes: 92.25%
Kashmiri Migrants: 94.75%
PWD: 95.50

B. Com. (H)

General: 97.75%
Scheduled Castes: 92%
Scheduled Tribes: 88%
Kashmiri Migrants: 89.25%
PWD: 87.75%

The admission process will commence tomorrow at the SRCC campus. The schedule for reporting for admission is as follows:

June 24, 2017 – General (98.5% and above) and OBC (96% and above)

June 27-28 – All other candidates

(During 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Candidates belonging to other categories are advised to contact personally for completing the admission formalities on any day (during the admission schedule for first cut-off  list) between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with the prescribed documents.
You can find an original copy of the cut off here. 



Swareena Gurung

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