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B.Com (Hons.) and Economics (Hons.) may well top the cut-off list in Delhi University yet again since almost all colleges plan to increase the cut-offs by 1-2 per cent.

delhi Updated: Jun 25, 2007 11:53 IST

B.Com (Hons.) and Economics (Hons.) may well top the cut-off list in Delhi University yet again since almost all colleges plan to increase the cut-offs by 1-2 per cent. While humanities might see a marginal increase, the cut-offs for science subjects would remain almost the same, barring popular subjects like Math and Electronics.

Colleges say students of commerce subjects have fared very well in the board exams this year, hence the hike in cut-offs. S.K. Vij, Dean, Students’ Welfare, said: “With centralised forms getting popular, students are now applying to both the so-called elite as well as second-tier colleges. As a natural result, colleges across the board shall see a hike in cut-offs.”

Sri Ram College of Commerce’s principal P.C Jain said, “We are expecting a marginal increase in almost all subjects we have on offer. There are multiple factors for this rise, the results were good, and Delhi University being a central University, there are extremely high number of applicants from all over India,” he added.

SRCC will hold its final meeting (on cut-offs) on Monday morning. Similarly, Hansraj College principal S.R.Arora said, “Although the final meeting is tomorrow, we are expecting a sure shot rise of 1 per cent for Commerce, Electronics, Math, Computer Science and Economics.”

Sri Ventakeswara College has increased the cut-off for all its Commerce subjects by 2 per cent; Economics will be in the 95-96 per cent range; B.Com (Hons) 95.5-97 per cent and B.Com (Pass) 91 per cent. Principal A.S. Reddy said, “Humanities subjects will see an increase of 1 per cent but Science cut-offs would remain the same as last year.”

Kirorimal College principal Bhim Sen Singh said, “We have received 19,421 applications for commerce alone. Of these, there are 6,000 applicants with more than 90 per cent totals. Looking at the number of seats we have on offer (barely 55), we are surely seeing our first list at 94 per cent.”

Miranda House and Hindu College have not indicated any particular trend in their cut-offs. In most south campus colleges, thanks to the large number of applications for popular subjects like Economics (Hons.) and B.Com (Hons.), cut-offs have been hiked by at least 1 per cent.

The first cut-off for these subjects would touch 90 per cent in many colleges. B.Com (Hons.) in Gargi College is expected to be around 90.5-91 per cent, 85-90 per cent in Maitreyi College, 90 per cent in Kamala Nehru College (KNC), 89-90 per cent ARSD College and 87-93 per cent in Moti Lal Nehru College.

Cut-offs for Economics (Hons.) may also be similar in these colleges. KNC’s cut-off is expected to be 90 per cent, Maitreyi’s 87-88 per cent, Moti Lal Nehru’s 80-86 per cent and ARSD’s 86 per cent. Though cut-offs for B.Com (Hons.) are higher, Economics (Hons.) has seen a higher increase in percentage than last year.