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High cut offs spark student protests

delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2011 19:39 IST
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Holding placards and raising slogans, many Delhi University (DU) students, led by a students outfit with political affiliation, protested the high cut offs announced by Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), affiliated to the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), marched from the arts faculty to the college but were not allowed to meet its principal, said an ABVP spokesperson.

In its first cut off list on June 15, SRCC fixed the cut off for the B.Com (Honours) course at 100% for aspirants from non commerce streams.

"There were around a hundred of us and we wanted to meet the principal but he did not bother to meet us. The high cut offs are discouraging the students," ABVP spokesperson Rohit Chahal told IANS.

"We fear that other colleges will follow suit the next time, making the admission process an absolute harassment for students and their parents," he added.

According to Chahal, the university should first have enough colleges to support the high number of applicants. "Students are not getting admissions easily and on top of it, the cut offs are so high," added Chahal.