When Delhi University’s top colleges with brand names that go back decades kept it at a realistic 99.75 per cent as the highest cut-off for admissions on Tuesday, there were at least three lesser-known off-campus colleges that declared a 100 per cent cut-off for their B.Sc. in Computer Science. To be sure, the topper in the Class XII Board exam scored only 99.50 per cent.
“It is 100 per cent only for Humanities students, for Science students it is only 95 per cent. We had declared 94 per cent last year when we had more seats available and it was for B.Tech. Our 70 seats have now been reduced to 40 and we are scared of over-admissions. Which is why we have kept the cut-offs high,” said Acharya Narendra Dev College principal Savitri Singh.
She admitted that only two students came for admissions on Tuesday, but since it was only the first day more students were expected to come for admissions in the coming days.
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College managed to admit one student for its Computer Science course and the other college with the 100 per cent asking rate, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College for Women, could not be contacted to find out the number of admissions.
Last year, another lesser-known college, Ram Lal Anand, had declared a 100 per cent cut-off, but had managed to admit Science students with 95 per cent.
St. Stephen’s College, the biggest brand name, has 98 per cent as its highest asking rate, Shri Ram College of Commerce has 99.25 per cent, Hindu College has 99.75 per cent, Miranda House has 97.75 per cent and Lady Shri Ram College has declared 97.25 per cent for its most coveted courses.