No second cut-off for prominent courses at many DU colleges – Times of India

Seats got filled at many Delhi University colleges after admission process against the first cut-off completed on October 8. Despite high cut-off for many popular courses including Psychology, Political Science, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, BA Programme, colleges were flooded with applications from high scorers meeting the criteria.

More than 59000 applications were received against the first cut-off list, with many colleges looking at closing admissions for some courses. Gyantosh Kumar Jha, principal Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD) says that they have closed admissions for BA programme after the first-cut off.


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“There is just marginal decline in the second cut-off list for other courses. For instance, BA (H) Political Science was available at 98.50% in the first cut-off, now it is available at 98.25% in the second cut-off list,” says Jha. He adds that surprisingly, this year seats for reserved categories got filled fast as compared to unreserved category.
Miranda House which set 99.75% and 98.33% cut-off for unreserved category for Political Science and Physics have closed admissions for these two subjects, confirms Bijaylaxmi Nanda, principal, Miranda House.

Manoj Sinha, principal, Aryabhatta College also confirms just 0.25-2% decline in the second cut-off. “We have admitted more students than our sanctioned strength in Political Science, BA programme (History and Political Science combination) and BCom programme,” says Sinha.

Prakash Kumar Patel, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Dyal Singh College informs that there is no second cut-off for Political Science, History, Geography, Hindi and English among others.

“Despite 98% cut-off for Political Science (H) programme, the department is facing over admission. A total of 105 students have been admitted against sanctioned strength of 77,” says Patel. He highlights that post the success of Satyam Gandhi, AIR 10 in the UPSC Civil Services exam-2020, a Political Science graduate from Dyal Singh College, has attracted more students to his college.

Patel also confirms that out of total admitted students, 75% are girls. On why more girls, Patel explains that there is a relaxation of 1% marks for them which turns out to be beneficial and help them secure admission.

Bharti College which had 93% cut-off for English (H) is also facing over admission. The college has admitted 350 students against sanctioned 65 seats.

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