Delhi Univ shelves stream-wise cut-offs

Stream-wise cut-offs for admission to Delhi University’s undergraduate courses will be a history now, with the varsity deciding to make the enrolment process uniform.

In a long adopted practice, DU used to announce stream- wise cut-offs with the percentage for humanities students being the lowest and for commerce students the highest.

“From this year, there will be no stream-wise cut-offs. This has been decided to ensure a uniform admission process to avoid any disadvantage to students on basis of their streams,” DU spokesperson and Joint Dean of Students’ Welfare Malay Neerav said. “For instance, if the cut off for History course was 87-92 per cent earlier, it meant that 87 per cent will be for students from humanities stream and 92 for commerce students, while the cut-off for science stream students figured somewhere in the middle,” he said.

Now, the cut off will be a uniform percentage for any of the streams. However, if the subject the students are seeking admission in is not part of their class XII curriculum or they do not include it in the best of four <g data-gr-id="28">then</g> 2.5 per cent marks will be deducted from their total score. The decision, however, will not apply to minority colleges such as St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College, which have their own admission rules and come out with separate <g data-gr-id="29">cut off</g> lists.

DU has also directed its colleges to do away with riders from this year and not to impose any extra eligibility criteria on students seeking admissions to the varsity.

Admissions to over 54,000 seats in the undergraduate courses will begin from Thursday. The online registration process will be open till June 15 while offline forms will be accepted at the registration centres from June 5 to June 15.

The first cut-off list will be announced on June 25. 

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