CBSE Class 12 result: Don’t worry about your scores, DU has many options for you
Though high cut-offs can be intimidating, Delhi University has options for all levels of scorers. You can easily find a course and a college that suits youUpdated: Jul 02, 2017 17:12 IST
For those who manage to score more than 95% in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or other Board exams, admission to Delhi University (DU) will not involve much of a struggle. Others who haven’t also should not worry too much. Though high cut-offs can be intimidating, Delhi University has options for all levels of scorers. You can easily find a course and a college that suits you, so check out what choices you have.
For scores between 40% and 60%
Do not despair. Your chances of getting into DU are brighter than you think. Like any other Delhi University college, its School of Open Learning also offers BCom (honours), political science (honours) and English (honours) besides BA programme and BCom. You will get a DU degree after three years. Cut-offs for Sanskrit (honours) also dip to this range in regular colleges.
Many private universities or colleges affiliated with universities outside Delhi also offer professional courses like event management, footwear design and culinary arts in collaboration with the industry. Job-oriented courses like fashion designing, hotel management, retail management and radio jockeying are other interesting options.
For scores between 60% and 75%
Go through the cut-off list of last year and apply for courses that look accessible. Do not think about the college at this stage. Cut-offs for BA Programme and BA (honours) Sanskrit in sought-after colleges drop to this level during the admission process.
You can opt for courses that have an entrance test, such as management studies, mass communication, journalism, elementary education and foreign languages in DU. Again, private colleges are also a good option, if you can afford them.
For scores between 75% and 90%
Be realistic about the colleges you can get through. Give preference to the course and take admission wherever you meet the cutoff in first list. Though cut-offs for courses like BCom (honours), Economics (honours) and even English (honours) stay above 90% in most colleges, watch out for subsequent lists. Opt for BA Programme or BCom or general science courses, the cutoffs of which are lower than honours courses but seldom drop below 80%. You will also be eligible to sit for entrance tests for different courses in DU. Applying to private universities is also an option.
For scores between 90% and 100%
Those who have scored above 95% have a good chance of getting admission to the college and course of their choice in DU. Experts suggest that choosing a good course is more important than going for a well-known college. Many colleges that you may not have thought about earlier have excellent faculty. You can wait for the cut-off to dip and then select the course of your choice. Go through last year’s cut-off to plan your application.