Tenth cut-off out for DU; 97 for Eco Hons at Hindu

Delhi University on Thursday announced its tenth cut-off list for undergraduate courses, with the highest recorded at 97 per cent for BA Economics (Hons) at Hindu College.
As per a release from the varsity, the second highest cut-off was at Indraprastha College for Women for BA Psychology (Hons) at 96.5 per cent.
The University had limited its eighth and ninth cut-offs exclusively for applicants from reserved categories. The tenth cut-off has no such restrictions.
However, most colleges have closed admissions to a majority of courses. "The tenth list will be displayed by different colleges of the varsity on Friday. Eligible candidates are advised to complete their admission in the colleges concerned," the release said.
Elaborating on the tenth cut-off, a senior official at a DU college said that though exceptionally high cut-offs did not get them too many admissions, it helped them steer clear of over-admissions.
"Every year, we end up taking in more students than necessary. This year, we decided to use a different approach. We were clear that we would not reduce the cut-offs more than 0.50 per cent. Last year, we faced a lot of problems when we dropped the English cut-off by one per cent. We got nearly 100 students at a go because of that. So this time, we were overcautious," said the official.
"We just have a few seats vacant for some courses. So we cannot drop the cut-offs drastically as it will lead to over-admissions," he added.
Meanwhile, Captain Gurinder Singh, admission in-charge at SGTB Khalsa College, said: "Releasing high cut-offs is a strategic plan to curb overcrowding in colleges. We have limited seats and cannot manage excessive students as we do not have appropriate infrastructure."
Apart from regular cut-offs, the eighth cut-off list for Non- Collegiate Women Education Board was also released, with the highest being 74 per cent at Hansraj College for its BCom (Programme). Admissions will take place on August 11, 12 and 14, between 9.30 to 1.30 am.
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