Furious debate on Twitter over ridiculous first cut-offs in DU

While scores of Delhi University aspirants were left disappointed with the first cut-off list soaring beyond a perfect 100 for a few courses, Twitter was abuzz with trolls on the “bizarre” ceiling.

The seat seekers seemed to be using humour and sarcasm to mask the shock and incredulity at the steep <g data-gr-id="35">cut-offs</g>.

Shreya <g data-gr-id="38">Khullar,</g> said in a tweet, “Time when Burj Khalifa should rename itself to “DU Cut-Off Building”.

Among other posts, many of which were retweeted, was one which said, “I was wondering would Shakespeare, Scott, Dickens, Munro be eligible for St Stephen’s with 99% cut off? Even Tagore doesn’t stand a chance.”

“Summer sale is <g data-gr-id="50"><g data-gr-id="56">on :</g></g> <g data-gr-id="51">Myntra :</g> 50%, <g data-gr-id="52">Jabong :</g> 60%, St <g data-gr-id="53">Stephens :</g> 99%, <g data-gr-id="54">SRCC :</g> 98%, <g data-gr-id="55">Hansraj :</g> 96%,” said another, while somebody else remarked, “Cut-offs beyond “100” per cent- Bizarre, unbelievable, absurd! What a joke <g data-gr-id="57">sirjee</g>-time to head to IIN.” 

Another user said, “DU aa me <g data-gr-id="39">yaad</g> <g data-gr-id="40">rakhna</g> ??~ Students (when they heard about 100% cut off)”. Delhi University announced the first cut-off list at midnight with the ceiling for admission to its undergraduate courses yet again touching the 100% mark for some courses.

“Even if you get your percentage same as Don Bradman’s average, #DelhiUniversity cutoff could bowl you out #FirstCutoff,” said another tweet.

With several changes brought in this year in the Best-Four calculation policy, the cut-off for some courses has even gone beyond 100%.

The twitterati also greeted in the same vein the cut-off announced separately by St Stephen’s college last week.

“I have a Joke on St Stephens. But 99% won’t get it,” one of the tweets said. 

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing — <g data-gr-id="48">Chatra</g> Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) — reached out to over 750 DU aspirants who thronged the North and South campuses on Thursday after the first cut-off list was released on Wednesday night.

“We’ve collected the details of over 750 students... and will remain in touch with them till the time their admission process is complete and would then invite them to join us,” Anupam Kumar Yadav, state president of CYSS said.

“Around 35 students joined us today (Thursday) and 15 of them will start participating in voluntary work from tomorrow (Friday) itself,” he added.

Yadav said the data collected was from around 28 colleges. Considered to be a traditional battlefield of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) backed by the Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Congress’ National Students Union of India, CYSS is the latest entrant in DU’s political scene. 
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