The University of Delhi has introduced a new look for the cut-off lists this year. The cut off scale that had multiple minimum scores for similar courses for various students, which was included in the best of four in selected subjects, will now be replaced by single cut-off scores.
Additional eligibility criteria have been used by various colleges from North Campus as a segment of the “screening process”, explained V K Kawatra, Principal of Hansraj College. Until 2016, Hansraj followed the protocol of cut-off ranges for all the courses form Arts, Humanities to Social Science.
For example, the cut-off pattern for English and Commerce at Hansraj was 96-97 percent and 97.25-99.75 percent respectively. Similar to this, the cut-off pattern for Hindu included four different cut-offs. 97.25 for B.com (honors) for candidates with Commerce with minimum of 87 percent in Accountancy and a minimum of 60 percent in Mathematics and English. 99.25 percent for science. 97.5 percent for Humanities and Social Science and 96.5 percent for sociology, language and any two subjects.
Principal Anju Srivastava explained that the respective cut-off ranges were introduced to entertain students for all the streams who are open to all the subjects. She further explained that earlier there were not many students but now there is too much rush for admissions. Kawatra also stated that, if the additional criteria for example- minimum score in mathematics for Economics, is excluded then the organization will have to straightaway implement the rule of single cut-offs. Single cut-off rule can surely turn into a problem as the number of interested candidates is already high and the number of eligible candidates will also increase.
Any preference to a particular subject will not be provided unlike previous years. Shashi Tyagi, principal of Gargi College further explained that the admission committee will verify the final score out of best four including the compulsory subjects, during the admission procedure. She also discussed that Janki Memorial College has also received directions and they are likely to issue single cut-offs too. There will probably be one cut-off for academic subjects stated Shashi Tyagi. As the policy will be uniform, students will be at ease, as earlier they would to colleges just to check the criteria of the respective college.