On Friday, the principals of the Delhi University institutions who are holding a 100% cut-off said that perfect score is a preventive measure to avoid over-admission.
Delhi University College principals who kept the cut-off to 100 per cent on Friday said the perfect score was a precautionary measure to avoid over-admission. The university on Friday announced its first cut-off list for undergraduate admissions, with top colleges paying 100 per cent cut-off for various courses.
Colleges that have announced 100 per cent cut off include BA (Hons) Economics and Shri Ram College for Commerce (SRCC) for BCom Honors, Hindu College and Ramjas College for Political Science Honors, SGTB Khalsa College for BCom, Hansraj College, Shaheed Sukhdev. Deendayal Upadhyay College for College of Business Studies and BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Jesus and Mary College for BA (Hons) Psychology and Ramjas College for a combination of BA programs.
With the exception of SRCC, which pegged the cut-off peg for its hugely popular B.Com (Hons) course at 100 percent in 2011, probably none of the colleges mentioned above had perfect scores for admission. Manoj Khanna, principal of Ramjas College, said caution should be exercised to avoid additional admissions.
“There are 10,000 students who have applied to Delhi University with 100 per cent score. Assuming 2,000 of them can apply to our college, we have asked for 100 per cent for admission in political science (honors). After popular colleges, our college BA (Hons) ) Economics Honors has also been sought for which we have set a minimum score requirement of 99.75 per cent, ”he said.
The principal further opined that probably no college other than SRCC has a perfect score for admission. Deendayal Upadhyay (DDU) College Principal Hem Chand Jain agrees with Khanna and says there are about 1,250 candidates who got percentage marks in their top four subjects including computer science and kept the cut-off at 100 per cent. For the course since it is a tempting course.
“There is a competition between DDU and Hansraj for this course. The course requires a lab where only a certain number of people can be accommodated. To avoid additional admissions, we have high scores. There are 60 seats in the total course and 24 for the general department.” He said.
Mr Jain said last year they had admitted 250 students for 50 seats for a combination of BA programs. “We have to be careful. Also, we are in the midst of an epidemic and whenever colleges start again, we have to remember the rules of social distance, which will not be possible if we admit more students than the number. Seats,” he said.
SRCC principal Simrit Kaur said there were more students who scored 100 per cent more than the allowed strength and it was not known which course they would choose.
Earlier, there was a column on Delhi University forms where students had to list their course choices and college choices but this was discontinued, which means colleges now have no data to help them estimate the number of students who can apply for a particular job. Can Of course
Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Principal, Khalsa College, said that there are several colleges in the university which offer B.Com program.
“There are more than 6,600 students who got percentage marks and most of them are not in their top four maths and they cannot apply for BCom (Hons) Economics (Hons). Mathematics is required. They must apply for BCom. And that’s why we’ve pegged 100 percent of course courses to filter students, “he said.
More than 70,000 students scored above 95 per cent in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board exams, with college principals predicting higher cut-offs this year.