3rd DU cutoff: Off-campus colleges close doors for popular courses

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2016 08:23 IST
Delhi University released the third cutoff list on Sunday. (Saumya Khandelwal/ HT file)

Most popular colleges with high cutoffs have kept admissions open for many courses even as many off campus colleges have closed admissions in BCom (hons), Economics (hons), Political Science (hons) and History (hons).

However, the cutoff remained around 95% and above for most courses in popular colleges as DU announced the third list on Sunday.

Commerce and Economics

Both the courses remained open for admissions at 95% and above in popular colleges. However, of the 53 colleges that offer BCom (hons), 16 have closed admission while out of the 34 colleges offering Economics (hons) seven colleges have closed admissions.

Colleges like Acharya Narendra Dev College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bharti College, Daulat Ram College and Kalindi College have closed admissions for BCom (hons). Most of these colleges had fixed cutoff at around 91-95% in the second cutoff list for BCom (hons).

But Hansraj, Hindu, Kirori Mal, SRCC, Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) and Sri Venkateswara College have kept admissions open for these courses.

BCom (hons) and Economics (hons) have seen a dip of 0.25 and 0.50 percentage points at Shri Ram College of Commerce and are now available at 97.25%.

Ramjas College, which had set the highest cutoff for BCom (hons) in the first cutoff list at 99.25%, has been consistently decreasing its cutoff and has now fixed it at 96.50%.

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Political Science has been closed for admission at 15 colleges of the 43 colleges that offer the course. Of the 42 colleges that offer History (hons), 22 have closed admissions for the course.

But LSR, Sri Venkateswara, IP College for Women, Miranda and Ramjas College kept admissions open for the courses.

At Ramjas which offered Political Science (hons) and History (hons) at 96% and 95.50% respectively in the second cutoff, is now offering the two courses at 96% and 95.75% respectively.

At Kirori Mal College, BA programme stands at 94% after a dip of 1 percentage point. The admission has been closed for BA (hons) Political Science and BCom (Programme). The college, which had closed admissions for History (hons) in second cutoff list has reopened admissions for the course at 95%.

English (hons), which received the maximum number of applications, has been closed at six colleges but most of them are off campus colleges like Bharti College and Deshbadhu College.

At Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) the subject is available at 97% after a dip of 0.50 percentage points.

Science courses

Mathematics (hons) has been closed for admission at eight colleges of the 36 colleges that offer the course while Chemistry (hons) has been closed for admission at all six colleges that offer the course.

At Hansraj College the course has seen a dip of 0.50 percentage points from the second cutoff list and is now available at 96%. Maths (hons) is available at 95.75% in Kirori Mal College.

Chemistry (hons) is available at 95% at Ramjas College and Miranda House while at Hindu College the cutoff for the course is 96%.

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