The perfect 100% will not discourage students this year to seek admission in the B Com (Honours) course in Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University. The college has decided to reduce the margin in cut-offs for science and humanities stream students and has chalked out five categories for admission seekers in B Com (Honours). Last year the college had declared that only students with the perfect 100% could get admission in the same course making it impossible for science and humanities students to get admission.
"We have decided to reduce the margin this year in the cut-offs that will be issued in June. We have devised five categories for students having a certain combination of subjects," said principal, SRCC, PC Jain.
For admission in B Com (Honours) there will be five categories stating the margin or difference in cut-offs. "Students from commerce stream will not get any waiver in marks in the cut-offs, while those having other subjects in the best four will be considered for a drop or reduction in the cut-offs. Till last year the reduction of marks in cut-offs for Science and Humanities students was 4%. This year the gap has been reduced to 2% this year," added Jain.
Under category A students having purely commerce subjects such as accountancy, business studies, mathematics and economics will not get any waiver.
Students from science and humanities background having three, two, one and none of the commerce subjects in the best four will get admission with a margin of 1%, 1.5%, 1.75% and 2% respectively. They will fall into categories B, C, D and E respectively.
Till last year admission seekers had to have 4% extra marks against affixed cut-off to get admission in B Com (Honours), while this year they have to score just 2% extra marks to qualify for the same course.
For Economics (Honours) the students having purely commerce subjects (category A) will not get any waiver in cut-offs, while students from Science (category B) and Humanities (category C) will get an advantage.
"The science and humanities students having 95% score will get admission if the cut-off for Economics (Honours) is supposedly 96%. Since they are from different backgrounds they should be raised to a level-playing field," said Jain. Admission seekers in Economics (Honours) must score 70% in Mathematics in Class 12.
The college had affixed the cut-off for its B Com (Honours) course at 100% for non-commerce aspirants in 2011, while for Economics (Honours), the cut-off was 98.25%.
This year a total of five cut-off lists will be prepared this year by DU, with the first cut-off to be announced on June 26.
Students will get three days' time to complete their admission procedures after declaration of each cut-off list. The three-day margin, unlike the earlier trend, will begin from the day cut-offs are announced. The remaining four cut-off lists will be out on June 29, July 3, July 6 and July 10.