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Ram Lal Anand’s first cut-off touches 100

Nishtha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 27, 2013
First Published: 22:34 IST(27/6/2013) | Last Updated: 23:55 IST(27/6/2013)
The "perfect score" demon has reared its head again at the University of Delhi (DU), with Ram Lal Anand College doing the 2011 repeat of Shri Ram College of Commerce and declaring cent percent as the cut off for its BTech in Computer Science course.

The college declared a 100% cut off for its B.Tech in Computer Science course for certain section of applicants in its first cut-off list, a move that has already invited controversy.

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The college principal, however, clarified that only those students who did not have science in Class 12 were expected to have the perfect score.

"Our actual cut off for B.Tech in Computer Science is 95%. But an additional 5% has to be added for applicants from non-science streams. In our college only science students apply for this course. There will be a decrease in the cut off when the second list is released," Vijay Kumar Sharma, principal of Ram Lal Anand College, assured.

On Thursday, none of the aspirants took admission in the course at the college with officials hoping for a better turnout on Friday.

In 2011, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) had announced 100% cut off for its B.Com (Honours) course for applicants who had not studied mathematics in Class 12. They even admitted two students who had secured 100% marks in their best four subjects.

The response of computer science, in comparison, has been better at Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD). It has admitted 60 students in the same course. "Our cut-off for computer science is 92%, which is less compared to other colleges. We were not expecting such a good response on the first day of admission itself," a college official said.

"I have scored 92% and my preference is computer science. Of all the colleges I have been shortlisted for, ARSD is the best option as of now. But I will wait for the second cut-off list," said Tarun Goel, a DU aspirant.

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