News trickling in now reveals that the cut-off for some courses offered at Delhi University (DU) has gone above 100% for admissions 2016.
If one goes through the first cut-off list 2016 released by DU, they will not find any course to have 100% cut-off. However, the cut-off for various courses on offer at DU will go beyond 100% due to the additional eligibility criteria set up by colleges. Thus, candidates who have not studied Economics in their Class XII can secure admissions into Economics programmes on offer at colleges like SRCC, Hindu, Ramjas, LSR, Miranda House, Hans Raj and Kirori Mal, only if they secure more than 100% in their best-of-four marks (percentage).
Explaining this further with an example, an aspirant who has not studied Economics in his/her Class XII will have to score 100.75% in his/her best-of-four percentage in order to secure a seat in Economics course at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) or Hans Raj College. However, if one aims to take admission in Psychology (H) course at Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College then he/she needs to have a score of 100.5% in their best-of-four. Similarly, aspirants who want to change their stream and apply for BCom (Honours) course offered at LSR/Ramjas College, Political Science at Hindu college/Kirori Mal College/LSR or History course in Hindu College would also need to possess an aggregate of above 100%. This is the case because these colleges have imposed 2.5% penalty to candidates if they want to change their stream.
Apart from these courses, the first cut-off at DU soared to 95% to 100% for BSc (Honours) in Computer Science offered at the College of Vocational Studies and 97%-100% at IP College.
Authorities justify such high cut-offs by stating that in 2016, over 100 candidates who had the same percentage of marks in their best-of-four appeared for admissions in DU colleges such as College of Vocational Studies, Gargi College and Miranda House. The colleges could not refuse admissions to these students and thus, were forced to increase the seat intake. So, this year colleges are taking all precautionary measures so that they do not face such an eventuality.