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Second cut-off: A ray of hope

Speculations, excitement and puzzlement marked the first listing admissions in DU this year as well, reports Srishti Jha.
Hindustan Times | By Srishti Jha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2008 04:03 PM IST

Speculations, excitement and puzzlement marked the first listing admissions in DU this year as well. The towering cut-offs this season left students, parents as well as the teachers in awe as DU has pitched such elevated cut-offs this academic session as well. So, mediocrity suffers a setback yet again.

Surprisingly this year, there were less number of students who scored a faultless 100% in boards. On the contrary, the average percentile has increased relatively. This has given rise to a stiffer competition between the topper league and the average learners.
Keeping the results in mind there were guess works that the cut-offs this year would undoubtedly undergo a drip. But the conventional DU this time as well is maintaining high cut-offs.

"There is a strong probability of a second list coming out in some courses. Though the drop won't be much, may be by some decimal points. The high first cut-off will certainly affect the coming cut-offs," says Dr Suman Verma, Joint Dean, Students Welfare, Delhi University.

With very restricted number of admittance on the first day, the second cut offs are the need of the hour. Numbers elucidate why the DU officials are by now discussing about the second cut-off list. "The first cut offs are purposely kept high so that the number of admissions won't go high than the approved figures" admitted S K Arora, principal, Hansraj College.

Says Namrata Singh, a DU aspirant, "I failed to clear the first cut-off for Eco (Hons) at Hansraj by mere 1.75%. My percentage went down, as my English marks was slightly less. All I can do now is to wait for the second cut-offs to come out as I'm really keen to be a part of this institution."

Even south campus saw less rush on the first day of the admission. LSR witnessed limited admissions on the first day. But the college accredited to its discretion that is very obvious from their cut-offs.

As the DU authorities were riding high this time by saying that they would go for every possible means to add on good number of students this year, the inflexible sky-scraping cut-offs are not in accordance with their promises. There is a state of utter disappointment among the young talents who missed the first cut-off by difference of decimals.

"Clearing the first cut-off list in DU is like a dream come true after so much of mayhem. I'm still in the waiting process to become a part of such an esteemed varsity", opines Harsh Chabra, a DU aspirant.

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