Lady Shri Ram College for Women has set up an unexpectedly high cutoff of 100% for DU admission 2020. LSR has a cutoff of 100% for three programming courses. 30 courses across all DU colleges have 99% cutoff and more. Hence, DU cutoffs have been sky soaring for the academic year 2020-21. By 100% cutoff, it means that only a candidate with 100 percent marks can secure a seat in LSR for these 3 courses.
Board Exams results, availability of seats, previous year cutoff, and many other factors are taken into consideration before announcing the cutoff. Hence, a whole lot of estimation, analysis, and caution is required in implementing the first cutoff list.
What is this 100% cutoff?
100% cutoff means that the student must procure 100 marks as the percentile in his/her/zie Board Exams. If an applicant has got 100 percent in Boards then he can secure seats in colleges and courses taking admissions in this criteria. LSR has put up a 100% cutoff for its top 3 honors courses – Economics, Political science, and, Psychology. Hence, aspirants seeking admission in these courses can secure a seat if they have obtained the desired cutoff marks.
The reason behind the 100% cutoff this year:
Around 3.5 lakh students have applied to DU for the academic year 2020-21. However, DU does not have accommodation for such a large number of students. So, the bars are set high. The number of applicants has increased by a lakh from last year approximately.
CBSE and other Boards have given great results to the students this year. Roughly around 5,500 students amidst the applicants have got 100% marks in their Best 4.
Cutoffs are the only source for the varsity to check the potential of students and filter the capable ones from them. Hence, being the only basis of filtration for merit-based admissions, cutoffs need to be high.
Mr. Manoj Sinha, principal of Aryabhatta College and president of Delhi University Principals’ Association says, that a lot of standard checks are applied to set the first cutoff.
Standard cutoff checkers:
The previous year’s cutoff plays a major role in deciding the current cutoff. If the standard cutoff for a course does not go down by large numbers, it is considered right. However, if less admission in the given course takes place the cutoff will have to fall by great numbers in the subsequent list. Hence, it has to be altered and a new standard cutoff has to be set. Thus, Mr. Kumar explains this system of setting the standard cutoff.
Top colleges have to keep a considerably higher cutoff keeping the liberal board marking in mind. Hence, they avoid taking more students than the accommodation capacity of their college course allows.
A lot of applicants are successful in getting high marks due to liberal board markings. CBSE is the most common board prevailing and is being very lenient to students. For the academic year 2020-21, around 5000 students passed with 100% and applied in DU. Hence, a 100% cutoff is unavoidable for the top colleges and courses.
Colleges generally are uncertain about the number of applications coming to a particular college. Hence, it is reasonable that they keep the bars high at first.