Brace for even higher cutoffs this year. While DU colleges, likely to declare the first list late on Monday night, are yet to analyse the application and registration data provided to them by the university, initial study reveals that the competition could be stiffer than in 2017. This year will mark a whole new cutoff point which might leave Students in distress.
The university has declared that, this time around, there will be only five cutoff lists. There will be a centralised counselling list after the fifth one is declared, where the university will try to fill the vacant seats.
DU has also decided to share the cutoffs of various colleges with principals, allowing them to make changes to their respective lists after analysing the trends. But officials at Kirori Mal College said the data were yet to be shared as many colleges hadn’t released a tentative list on account of the Eid holiday. The colleges have till 6pm on Monday to assess the data.
Most colleges come out with very high cutoffs in the first list as they want to assess the demand for their courses. By the second list, however, the cutoffs are lowered, albeit marginally. This is done to avoid over-admission and to get the best of the lot. But usually subjects like English and BA programme will have higher cutoffs as the number of applications is high,” a DU official said.