Delhi University (DU) on Monday night announced the first cut-off list for admission to merit-based undergraduate programmes with several colleges increasing the required cut-off for various programmes, compared to last year.
Certain off-campus colleges have, however, reduced their cut-offs marginally.
The highest cut-off this year is for B.A. (Programme) at Lady Shri Ram College (LSR), which stands at 98.75%. Last year, the cut-off for the same course was 95.5%. LSR has also set the cut-off for B.A. (Hons.) Psychology at 98.25%.
Hindu College has set its cut-off for B.A. (Hons.) English, B.A. (Hons.) Economics and B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics at 98%. Hans Raj College has also set its cutoff for B.A. (Hons.) Economics at 98%.
B.A. (Hons.) Journalism also had colleges asking for high cut-offs with Delhi College for Arts and Commerce (DCAC) asking for 98.5% and LSR and Kamla Nehru College asking for 97.75%.
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was the first to release its cut-off list, asking for 97.75% for admission to B.Com (Hons.) and 98.5% for B.A. (Hons.) Economics. Last year, the cut-off for both courses was set at 97.75%.
While the seats for economics was filled in the first list itself at SRCC, the cut-off for B.Com (Hons.) fell to 97.5% in the second list.
Last Year, SGTB Khalsa College had announced a cut-off of above 99% for B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electronics and B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science for general category students. However, Khalsa being a minority college with reserved seats, the cut-offs declared for general students were not a clear indication of the trend. This year, SGTB Khalsa's highest cut-off was 98% for B.Sc. Computer Science in general category.
As students can change course/college once more lists are released, the university advised students to take admission in a course of their choice and secure a seat in the first list itself to avoid disappointment later.
With the fee payment being done online, DU said that it will be easier to change between colleges this year.
This year, 2,78,574 have applied to DU for a little over 56,000 seats.
What to do next?
Applicants who have cleared the cut-off will have to login to his/her portal and select the appropriate course and college to generate the admission application form.
They will then have to proceed to the college for admission with their original documents and self-attested photocopies of the documents. The complete list of document is available on the DU portal.
Once an applicant completes formalities in the college, the principal of that college will approve the application online.
How to pay
This will generate an option of fee payment on the dashboard of the candidate.
The candidate will then have to login again and pay the admission fee online using the link available in the dashboard. Once the fee is paid successfully through the link provided on the dashboard, the admission process to that particular college is complete.
Students seeking admission under the first list have time till June 21 to complete the admission formalities.
For document verification and approval of admission, the timings for morning college is 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and evening college is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Online payment may be done till noon of the next day of the deadline set for the cut-off in which applicant is taking admission.
The second list will be released on June 25.