Delhi University(DU) introduced its 2nd cutoff list on 17th October 2020. There have been around 35,000 admissions in the 1st Cutoff list. Hence, the big question is whether good colleges and courses will be available in the 2nd cutoff list or not. However, it is estimated by the varsity that a few top colleges also released their 2nd cutoff for promising courses yesterday. Although the drop in percentile criteria is minimal, the candidates can still seek for admissions.
How much drop is seen in the 2nd cutoff list?
A marginal drop is seen in the 2nd list. Hence, 0.1 to 1 percent is the maximum reduction that is witnessed in the DU cutoff. However, popular courses like English Honors, B.Com Honors, and Economics Honors are available for admissions. Hence, this serves as a golden opportunity for students aspiring for good courses in the top DU colleges. 2nd cutoff admission will start on Monday, 19th October.
There is a constant rush in the ongoing campus colleges for admissions. Around 1.5 lakh application is made in the academic season 2020-21 on the available 75,000 seats. Therefore, it is a big problem to accommodate all of them, and admissions for a lot of good courses have closed. Hence, people are skeptical about the availability of seats in good colleges and courses.
Popular colleges offering admission in 2nd Cutoff:
1. LSR for Economics – 99 percent
2. LSR for English – 98.5 percent
3. LSR for Political Science – 99 percent
4. Hansraj for Economics – 98.5 percent
5. Hansraj for English – 97.75 percent
6. Hindu for Economics – 98.75 percent
7. Miranda for English – 98.5 percent
8. KMC for English – 97 percent
9. SRCC for Economics – 99 percent
10. Venkateshwar for Economics – 98.25 percent
Why is the 2nd cutoff drop so less?
Manoj Khanna, principal of Ramjas College says, “The courses made available for the 2nd cutoff admission have very few seats for the accommodation of new candidates. Hence, only a marginal drop was possible.” He further adds that B.A. Program courses have kept the same cutoff even in the 2nd list to avoid over admission.
Courses like Political Science and Economics are yet available at LSR. However, the drop rate is either 0.5 or 0.25 percent. Hence, the college has implemented such measures to avoid extra accommodation.
SRCC has not changed the cut-off for admission to Economics (Hons) and continued with 99 percent even in the second list. However, the cut-off for admission in BCom (Hons) dropped by 0.5 percentage points for admissions. Hence, not much of a change is witnessed.
Anju Shrivastava, principal of Hindu College, said, “The college has kept the same cut-off even for 2nd list admissions.” Hence, the lack of seats is posing a big problem for the students. Psychology Honors has a similar cutoff due to the availability of only one seat that is left. Hindu College, closed admissions in the 2nd cutoff for the unreserved category in many courses. This includes English, History, Political Science, Chemistry, and Physics.
Therefore, not much of a drop was seen. Aspiring candidates are huge in number against the available seats. Hence, DU can do nothing but announce high cutoffs.