New Delhi: A year after they sparked much hue and cry, Delhi University colleges this year spared students the horror of a 100 per cent cut off percentage, though Hindu college put a ceiling of 99.25 to its cut-off range.
The University announced its first cut off list today amid apprehension among students who are hoping to get admissions in the prestigious University. Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), one of the most coveted institutions at the varsity, that had sparked much debate last year by putting its first cut off ceiling at 100 per cent, chose to keep its cut off for B Com (hons) in a bracket of 96.5 to 98.5 per cent. Though there was no 100 per cent shocker this time, the required percentages remained at a high level, in some cases even crossing last years cut offs.
Hindu College, whose first cut off percentage last year in B Com (hons) was 95.5 to 99, raised it this time by 0.25 per cent to a range of 96.25 to 99.25 per cent. Hans Raj college announced a first cut off of 96.25 to 98.25 per cent for in B Com (hons) as against last years 96 to 97 per cent.
In the coveted BA Economics (hons) course, SRCC put its cut off at 96.5 to 98.5 per cent, while Hindu declared a cut off of 95.75 to 99.25 per cent, again raising the bar as against last years 95.9 to 96.5 per cent. It is noteworthy that last year the cut offs were announced in a situation when the University was experimenting with the doing away of pre admission forms. This year, the varsity re-introduced the forms, giving the colleges a better idea of how many students were looking for which courses.
Last year, the 100 per cent cut off had sparked a major outcry, prompting even the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to intervene and ask the Vice Chancellor to look into the issue. This year before the admission season began, Sibal again assured students seeking admission in Delhi university that there would be "no problem" of the kind they faced last year when the cut-off touched 100 per cent.