New Delhi: The University of Delhi on Saturday released its first selection list for merit-based undergraduate admissions for the 2020-21 academic year.
The Lady Shri Ram College for Women set a score of 100 percent for three courses for general category female applicants – BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science, and BA (Hons) Psychology.
The college also has the highest threshold among science courses. The college announced a threshold of 99.75% for admission to B.Sc (Hons) Statistics for general category students, while Hindu College set the score for the same course at 99.25%.
Hindu College has announced a threshold of 99.33% for the B.Sc (Hons) Physics.
Among the BA program combinations, applicants must have a minimum of 99.25 percent to be admitted to a combination of Economics and Political Science at LSR College, the highest of all the combinations.
It was in 2015 that the College of Vocational Studies and the Indraprastha College for Women set their threshold at 100% for the computer science program for general students.
Last year, Hindu College achieved the highest score of 99 percent for honors in political science. LSR College came in second with a threshold of 98.75% for the bachelor’s degree program and specializations in psychology.
At 98.3 percent, Hindu College also had the highest threshold for honors in physics.
Almost 70,000 undergraduate places for 65 colleges are up for grabs with the admission process starting October 12. University officials had said the thresholds would be higher this year due to more students scoring over 90% on board exams.
The new session will start from November 18th.
University officials have warned students against visiting colleges for the admissions process, saying no one will be allowed in. The admissions process this year will be fully online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Students will be able to apply for admission on October 12 starting at 10 a.m., but the whole process will be online. They should not visit colleges or departments as they will not be allowed to enter,” he said. said a university official.
DU received over 3.54 lakh requests this year, the highest yet.
Last month, St Stephen’s College released its first limit list for undergraduate courses, with the highest limit announced at 99.25% for BA (Hons) Economics.
Since classrooms will be able to accommodate a limited number of students due to social distancing standards, the thresholds will need to be higher, a director told PTI.
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