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Humanities emerges as next best choice

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2007 17:10 IST
Anuradha Mukherjee
Anuradha Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Humanities courses seem to be the most popular after BCom Honours. Economics Honours remains a hot favourite among students, the only humanities subject that matches the popularity of BCom Honours.

The rise in cut-off marks range from .25 per cent to 3.5 per cent, but in almost all the cases, you need a score above 93 per cent. In SRCC, the cut-off marks for Economics has risen by .75 per cent across the board to 96 per cent for commerce students, 94 per cent for science students and 93 per cent for humanities students.

Math is a must for admission to Economics Honours. SRCC offers a total of 405 seats for which about 15,000 applied. At Hindu College, the cut-off marks for Economics have risen by 3-3.5 per cent to 92 per cent (students with Economics) and 96.5 per cent.

In colleges like Indraprastha and Miranda House the cut-off marks has risen by 1 to 3.75 per cent. Economics, however, is not the only high scorer among humanities subjects. Cut-off marks for popular courses like English, History, Political Science have gone up by 1 to 5 per cent, with even subjects like Hindi Honours registering a marginal increase. “In Humanities, cut-off marks are up as the CBSE result have been pushed up, too. We will get a more realistic picture in the second round,” said Sharma. Colleges like Hans Raj and Indraprastha have been more cautious, raising cut-off marks for Humanities courses by 1-2 per cent. Indraprastha, in fact, has scaled down its cut-off for Philosophy Honours. “We do not want to inflate our cut-off marks unnecessarily as many good students may join elsewhere if they do not get in during the first round,” said Manasvini Yogi, media coordinator, Indraprastha College.

The rise in
cut-off marks range from .25 per cent to 3.5 per cent, but in almost all the cases, you need a score above 93%
for Economics