New Delhi, October 10
Delhi University announced its first undergraduate admissions cut-off list on Saturday, with Lady Shri Ram College setting the score at 100% for three honors courses.
The 100% threshold for undergraduate admissions at Delhi University comes after a gap of five years.
The threshold of the central university had last reached the 100% mark in 2015.
Last year, Hindu College had the highest score of 99% for political science honors.
Although the 100% thresholds have been debated, the required grades are expected to be higher this year as more than 1.84 lakh students scored above 90% and more than 41,000 students scored above 95% in CBSE class 12. .
Lady Shri Ram College For Women has set a score of 100% for three courses for general category aspirants – BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA (Hons) Psychology.
The college also has the highest threshold among science courses. The college has announced a threshold of 99.75% for admission to the BSc (Hons) Statistics for general category students, while Hindu College has 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 bachelor’s program combinations, applicants must have a minimum of 99.25% for admission to an Economics and Political Science combination at LSR College, the highest of all combinations.
It was in 2015 that the College of Vocational Studies and the Indraprastha College for Women set their thresholds at 100% for the computer science program for general category students.
Last year, Hindu College had the highest score of 99% for political science honors. LSR College comes in second with a cutoff of 98.75% for the bachelor’s degree program and psychology specializations.
At 98.3%, the Hindu College also had the highest threshold for honors in physics.
Nearly 70,000 undergraduate places are up for grabs with the admissions process starting Oct. 12. University officials had said the thresholds would be higher this year due to more students scoring above 90% on board exams.
The admissions process will be entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new session will begin on November 18.
University officials believe the thresholds are higher because colleges did not have information on the number of applications for each course.
“It is difficult to demystify the threshold announced by LSR this time around. It is true that there were more students who scored above 90 and 95% this year, but announcing thresholds of 100% is absurd. In my opinion, the university will not be able to fill all the seats in the first round,” an official said on condition of anonymity.
“This year, the thresholds are higher because the directors did not have information on the number of applications for each course. This time, the students did not have the possibility of choosing courses while filling in the application forms. candidacy,” the official said. —PTI