High third cut-off pushes students to pursue BA programme
Many students had given up the quest to get an admission in Delhi University college after looking at their marks sheet and matching up with the third cut-off of the varsity and are now compromising and looking forward to study BA Programme in the subjects which they wanted in Honours.
According to the students, since they are not getting to do Honours because of their less percentage, it is better to do a pass course in those subjects as even private universities offer the same thing at an exuberant rate.
However, after the release of the third cut-off list has drastically dipped percentage in a few courses for admissions, the top colleges have kept their cut-offs above 95 per cent for most popular Honours courses and left the students who obtained the marks in between the bracket of 80- 90 per cent, with no choice but to go for BA Programme in order to pursue their dreamed subject.
"I am getting a BA Programme in Hindu College with Economics and Philosophy as my main subjects. I am alright with this combination because I got through Economics in another lesser ranked university which is offering me the same course," said Bhawna Goel, a student.
The aspirants are now looking at where they will get to learn the most.
"It is better to study the subjects at least and then do a MA later," said Sandeep Bharti, who wanted to study English Honours.
Students of mathematics are also facing this issue. Meher Sandhu has got admission in Jesus and Mary College for BA Programme with Mathematics and Economics as her main subjects.
"I tried getting through via the Sports quota as well but have not cleared it. I also had Shiv Nadar University's offer to join the Mathematics course but it is the same as the one I'm getting in JMC. It is better to pursue this in Delhi University as it is a reputed university," she said.
The university is currently conducting its admissions under the third list.
The next, fourth cut-off list will be out on July 11.