DU colleges declared their cut-offs on Thursday and they are higher than ever.
The much-dreaded 100% cut-off has reared its head once again with Ram Lal Anand College declaring the figure for some aspirants for computer science.
This was followed by Hindu College with 99.75% for commerce.
Shri Ram College of Commerce, infamous for its 100% cut-off in 2011, has upped its cut-off for commerce by 0.5 percentage points over last year’s figure, taking it in the range of 97% to 99% for different subject combinations. The cut-off for economics has gone up to 97.5%, a jump of 0.5 percentage points.
At Kirori Mal College, the economics cut-off has gone up by 1.75 percentage points. The increase at Ramjas College is of 0.5 percentage points for commerce, while the economics figure stays the same as last year.
See Delhi University's first cut-off list
Miranda House has seen an average increase of 2 percentage points in most courses. The highest cut-off is for Computer Science, between 97.25% and 98%.
At LSR College, the cut-off for journalism is a whopping 98.5%.
The increase in off-campus colleges is much higher. At west Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, the average jump has been of 4 percentage points. For computer science, the cut-off is up from 92% to 96% this year. English, too, has seen the same jump, reaching 92%.
Experts say the cut-offs are high as students were allowed to indicate only choice of subject while filling out forms. So a student’s application reached every college offering the subject, not giving the colleges a clear picture of those actually interested.