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Even 90% may not get you into DU first list

The going is getting tougher for applicants to Delhi University’s popular courses and good colleges. The cut-off for B. Com (H) in the DU’s popular colleges, for instance, won’t go below 90 per cent this year. Swaha Sahoo and Ritika Chopra report. Spl: Campus Calling

delhi Updated: Jun 21, 2008 14:56 IST

The going is getting tougher for applicants to Delhi University’s popular courses and good colleges. The cut-off for B. Com (H) in the DU’s popular colleges, for instance, won’t go below 90 per cent this year.

Officials say that top colleges will fill up seats for the course in the first cut-off list itself. The first list will be out on June 26.

Applicants with high grades have far outnumbered the number of seats. At least 223 applicants with scores above 95 per cent and 3,962 applicants scoring between 90 to 95 per cent have applied for the sought-after courses. The cut-offs for popular courses such as B.Com (H), B.A (H) Economics, B.A(H) English and B.Com (Programme) are set to rise from last year, officials say.

“We expect the cut-offs for for courses like B. Com (H) and English to stay above the 90 per cent mark,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean (students welfare), Delhi University.

At the Sri Ram College of Commerce, for instance, 139 applicants with scores above 95 per cent and 2,280 applicants with scores above 90 per cent have sought admission. The college has just 384 seats for B. Com(H). At Lady Sri Ram College (LSR), 94 students with 95 per cent and above and 1,428 students with 90 per cent and above have applied for B.Com (H).

“If you see the number of seats top colleges offer and compare it with the applicants scoring 90 per cent and above, many students will be left out in the first list itself,” Tuteja said.

The cut-off for English Literature in sought after colleges like LSR, Hindu,

Miranda and Hans Raj is all set to go higher than 90 per cent.

At Hindu College, 22 students with more than 95 per cent marks and 765 students who scored between 90-95 per cent have

applied. At LSR, which has around 50 seats for BA (H) English, 19 students with scores above 95 per cent and 6,644 applicants between 90-95 per cent have applied.

“The cut-off looks all set to go beyond 90 per cent,” said Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator of LSR.

Competition will also be tough for popular courses like BCom (Pass), which has attracted a whopping 28, 339 applications at

Ramjas College. For B.Com Honours, 23,850 students have applied to Hindu College, the maximum for any college.

Hindu College also tops the popularity chart for English (Honours) as well. Close to 23,881 applicants hope to be admitted to their English course.