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DU admission 2018: Brace yourself for higher DU cutoffs on June 19

DU admission 2018: Commerce and arts programmes are likely to see a slight jump in the cutoff compared to last year while for the science courses it is likely to remain the same.

College admissions 2018 Updated: Jun 23, 2018 15:56 IST
HT correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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DU admission 2018: The university will announce the first cut-off list for the rest of the colleges on June 19 after which admissions will be conducted till June 21(File photo)

The first cut-off list for Delhi University colleges is likely to follow the same trend as St Stephen’s College. Arts and commerce programmes are likely to record an increase in cut-off points compared to last year while the merit list for science courses is likely to remain same or see a marginal dip.

The university will announce the first cut-off list for the rest of the colleges on June 19 after which admissions will be conducted till June 21.

Anju Srivastava, officiating principal Hindu College, said the college will keep the first cut-off list on the higher side to avoid over-admission and gauge the response of students.

Srivastava said commerce and arts programmes are likely to see a slight jump in the cut-off points compared to last year. “But the cut-off for science programmes are likely to remain same or see a marginal drop,” she said.

Srivastava said one of the reasons for this is that many science students prefer to pursue technical courses instead of a BSc degree. “Science students go for engineering and other technical courses to be able to start working soon,” she said.

St Stephen’s College, a Christian minority institute which conducts a separate admission procedure, announced its first cut-off list on Monday.

The cut-off for Chemistry (Hons) dropped to 96% from last year’s 96.33%. The cut-off for Physics (Hons) is 97.33%, which was the same since 2016.

For BSc (Programme) the cutoff continued to go down. It is 94.66%, a drop of 0.34 percentage points from last year’s 95%.

DU officials said the cut-offs are determined by the number of applications received for different programmes. “If a certain programme receives high number of applications then the cut-off for that subject will be higher because the number of seats is limited but more students have applied for it,” an official said.

The top 12 subjects that have received the maximum number of applications are from arts and commerce such as English (Hons), BA Programme, Political Science (Hons), Economics (Hons), History (Hons) and B.Com (Hons).

English (Hons) have received 1,26,327 applications and BA Programme 1,05,818. Mathematics (Hons) have received 74,530 applications and Chemistry (Hons) 72,401 applications.

“Courses such as BA Programme and English (Hons) have high cut-offs because there is huge demand for it.

The cut-off for science programmes may remain same or see a dip as the number of applications is lower,” said Rama, officiating principal of Hansraj College.

First Published: Jun 13, 2018 09:33 IST