Commerce students aiming to get into popular Delhi University colleges can heave a sigh of relief. The cut-off marks for B.Com(H) have fallen by .25 per cent in SRCC (94.5 per cent), Hindu (94 per cent) and Hans Raj College (94 per cent).
The only college to drastically raise its cutoff is Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College, where B. Com (H) cutoff has risen by 1.5 per cent to 95.5 from last year’s 94 per cent.
A few others have increased their cut-off marks from .25 to .5 per cent. In contrast the BCom (Programme) cut-off marks have increased in all colleges ranging from .5 per cent at Sri Venkateswara to 8 per cent in Maitreyi.
BA (H) Economics has also seen an increase in most colleges barring SRCC, Hans Raj and IP College for Women. LSR has the highest cutoff at 94 per cent for humanities and science students. For Commerce students it is 98 per cent. SRCC has decreased its economics cut-off to 92.75 per cent for humanities students and 95.75 per cent for commerce students. Hans Raj has also reduced the cutoff by .25 to 92.5 for science and humanities students. “Instead of decreasing the cutoff by .5 per cent in the second list we want to fill our seats in the first list itself,” said Hans Raj principal SR Arora.
The cut-off for BA (H) English has soared in many colleges. To get into LSR, science and humanities students need 93 per cent and commerce students require 97 per cent. Science courses have taken a beating, with cut-offs for pure sciences dipping from 1 to 3 per cent in Sri Venkateswara, Hindu, Miranda House, Daulat Ram and Acharya Narendra Dev College.