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Humanities is a good option

As the first cutoff list has come out today. It's clear that top colleges are giving preference to all those who have got 90% and above.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 11:13 IST

Not many will be happy when the first list comes out on Monday. Top colleges, it seems, will give preference only to those who have scored 90 or above. If you've got 80 or more then it's better to go for a middle-rung college.

The going gets tough for courses like B.Com (H), B.Com (P) and Economics (H). Most colleges are asking for 90 or more. Humanities is one subject that has been spared from the cutoff race.

English (Honours) would hit the 80-90 per cent mark at reputed colleges like Daulat Ram, DCAC, Hans Raj, JMC and Maitreyi. In some colleges, CBSE results are not taken into account and they hold their own entrance exams to test your aptitude for the subject.

Colleges like LSR, Gargi, Hindu, IP College, Miranda House and Ramjas hold entrance exams for English (Honours). Another option is BA (Programme) that let you study a combination of subjects and even professional courses.

Top rung colleges like Hindu, Hans Raj, Gargi, Daulat Ram Kirori Mal, Miranda, Sri Venkateswara and Ramjas offer this course. Go for it if you have scored between 80 and 85 per cent.

Subjects like Political Science and History are also available between 80 and 85 per cent at most top rung colleges like Hans Raj, Gargi, Jesus and Mary, Miranda House, Ramjas and Sri Venkateswara.

For commerce courses, you do have a chance at colleges like Acharya Narendra Dev and Maitreyi at south campus that are offering these courses for those who have scored less than 90 per cent.

You can also get a seat at south campus colleges like Deshbandhu, Dyal Singh and Aurobindo at much less cut off marks. Off campus colleges like Bharti, Kalindi, Rajdhani and Shivaji are also good options.