Steep cut-offs on the cards in DU?
A large number of Delhi University aspirants flocked to Open Days that is presently being conducted in the campus with specific questions about admissions and course details. With just two days left for online admissions in undergraduate courses to get underway (May 28), students are still confused regarding calculation of best four subjects, change of stream, entrance exams for particular subjects and other admission details.
The pattern of uncertainty in questions changed to particular queries about admissions in a specific course based on the percentage obtained in CBSE board examinations. Officials at DU observed a change in attitude in students from humanities stream based on the Board results, with more number of Arts students securing higher percentage of marks and a higher number of aspirants may be seen applying for Arts courses in the university this year.
“The cut-offs should come down, even if marginally, as there are quite a few changes in the admission pattern this year. Competition is likely to be more for Arts courses as this year Humanities stream students have managed to acquire quite high percentages, unlike the trend in Science and Commerce as always securing higher percentages,” said Astha, a psychology aspirant in Delhi University.
Officials in Delhi University conducted three sessions to answer varied questions of students regarding admissions and anticipation regarding cut-offs.
“It is too early to say whether cut-offs will be reduced based on one Board result. It is unlikely that the number of applications will reduce even if a less pass percentage has been observed in CBSE Board results this year,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean, Student’s Welfare, Delhi University.
The first cut-off list is to be declared on June 25.