Just when it seemed impossible to keep up with the sky-high cutoffs at Delhi University, two out-station students on Friday gained admission to the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) with a best of four score of 100%, comfortably clearing the 97.37% cutoff for B.Com (Hons).
However, several other colleges with equally high cutoffs have seen few takers in the first two days of admission and may opt for a second list with relatively lower cutoffs.
The two students – from Kerala and Tamil Nadu – had a best of four score of 100% in Class 12 and were one of the 335 students to bag a B.Com (Hons) seat at SRCC. Economics (Hons) admissions in the college, however, have been relatively slow.
“Two students with a 100% score took admission in B.Com (Hons) on Friday. We registered 335 admissions in B.Com (Hons) and 52 in Economics (Hons). We are most likely having a second cutoff list for Economics,” said Ashok Sehgal, officiating principal of SRCC.
In several other colleges, however, B.Com (Hons) admissions too have been slow. Ramjas College was able to fill only one of its 99 seats for the course that requires a cutoff of 97.75%.
For Economics (Hons) too, there were only four takers whereas the college offers 62 seats for the course. Hansraj College recorded only eight admissions in Economics (Hons) and 50 in B.Com (Hons) in the first two days of admissions.
“Hindu, Hansraj, Kirorimal had kept a cutoff of 97.25% for B.Com (Hons) while Ramjas had kept it at 97.75%. Most students in this bracket would go to Hindu. These cut-offs make no sense and many colleges will have only a few takers,” said a senior DU official.
A second list can also be expected from Lady Sri Ram College which reserved its highest cutoffs for Economics (Hons) and English (Hons) at 98% and 98.25%, respectively. “Admissions are very slow in three out of the four subjects with 98% and above cutoff. We are most likely going to have a second cutoff for Economics, Commerce and English,” said Kanika Ahuja, a professor at the college.
Colleges that had announced a 100% cutoff for Computer Science too saw only a handful of admissions. The College of Vocational Studies admitted only five students to the course on Friday. They, too, were from the Science stream and needed 95% to make the cut.