Cut-off concession for girls may be reduced at Delhi University

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 18, 2016 21:09 IST
The reduction was proposed because there were many more female students than males in these co-education colleges. (Hindustan Times)

Delhi University is likely to reduce the cut-off concession that some colleges give female students to one percentage point for admission to undergraduate courses.

Earlier, some colleges used to offer up to five percentage points relaxation in some courses. The reduction was proposed because there were many more female students than males in these co-education colleges.

“Colleges seeking to provide concession to female applicants in some of the courses will be allowed to give one percentage point relaxation in cut-offs,” said AK Bhagi, member of DU admission committee.

Bhagi said the committee recommended that the relaxation be rationalised. “We found that in some colleges it has led to an extremely high number of female students in some courses. It should be rationalised as only co-education colleges offer this relaxation,” he said.

Twenty colleges, including Ramjas College, Satyawati College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shivaji College and Sri Venkateswara College, feature in this list.

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The university had asked colleges to submit details of number of admissions done by giving this benefit.

A 24-member admission committee, including academic, executive council members, principals and university representatives, recommended a set of rules for admissions. The recommendations have been sent to university vice-chancellor professor Yogesh Tyagi for final approval.

Online registration for 54,000 undergraduate seats in DU will start on May 28 and end on June 16.

This year, applicants for sports and Extra Curriculum Activity (ECA) will also have to fill the centralised online form, unlike earlier when they had to apply to individual colleges.

DU started the admission process for postgraduate courses on April 28. This year, for the first time, the university will conduct entrance tests for postgraduate courses at six centres, including Delhi, Varanasi and Jammu. The admission process for postgraduate courses is fully online.

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