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Social sciences students still stand a chance at AU

The high cut-offs at Delhi University (DU) may have disappointed many but those who want to pursue courses in social sciences still have a chance at Ambedkar University (AU). Mallica Joshi reports. Cut-offs for undergraduate courses

delhi Updated: Jul 08, 2011 01:50 IST
Mallica Joshi

The high cut-offs at Delhi University (DU) may have disappointed many but those who want to pursue courses in social sciences still have a chance at Ambedkar University (AU). The university came out with the second cut-off list for its undergraduate courses on Thursday. The list saw a substantial dip in cut-off marks, especially for students from the city.

AU, being a state university, reserves 85% of its seats for students from the Capital.

So, while cut-offs for Economics saw a dip of 7% for Delhiites, other courses, such as English and Psychology, saw a dip of 6% and 4% respectively.

The response to courses in the relatively new university, however, has been better than last year. The three most popular undergraduate courses have been Economics, English and Psychology.

"These three courses received the maximum number of applications. Since students are now settling in DU as well, we are hoping to see a better response in this list," said AR Khan, dean, student services, AU.

The third list, if any, will be declared on July 15. There is also some good news for those students who could not apply to the university in time.

"This third list will also include the names of those students who couldn't apply to the university by the last date but fulfill the cut-off criteria," Khan said.

The state university, which was established by the Delhi Government in 2008, has eight undergraduate courses and eight postgraduate courses in social sciences.

The university has adopted the credit system and an undergraduate student is required to earn 96 credits to earn a BA (honours) degree.

At the university, the undergraduate courses are flexible. Students do not start studying their major subjects until the third semester. Until then, students study basic foundation courses in English and social sciences. It gives students a chance to choose their major subjects wisely.

Cut-offs for undergraduate courses