Delhi University’s affiliated colleges might release their cutoff lists by the first week of October 2020. The University of Delhi is waiting for the results of competitive exams including NEET (UG) and JEE Mains, which will now be declared in September.
The registrations for admission to Delhi University via entrance tests are already closed whereas registrations for courses for which cutoffs are released are still on and will continue till August 31.
As per the fresh date sheet released by the Union Ministry of Education(formerly known as Ministry of Human Resource Development), the entrance exam for JEE Mains will be conducted between 1-6 September. Furthermore, the exam for JEE advanced will be conducted on 27 September. While the NEET exam will be conducted on 13th September.
However, there have been demands and requests from the nationwide parents association who are writing letters to the ministry for further postponement of exams.
Delay in JEE & NEET exam could affect the academic year of Delhi University
The officials say that if the exams are postponed further, then Delhi University might not be able to postpone its entrance exams any further.
However, the University of Delhi is not delaying its entrance test by being afraid of higher cutoffs. The officials of DU says that if the JEE and NEET exams are further postponed and if aspirants seeking admission from these exams get enrolled in DU, the Delhi University will have to suffer an abnormal year where students might withdraw their admissions from science courses after the declaration of JEE and NEET results.
This year there is not one but many factors that may lead to higher cutoffs at Delhi University. The first and foremost factor being the high percentage of CBSE students scoring 90 and above percentage in their +2 exams this year.
Also, the fraction of students scoring 95 and above marks have increased from 17,690 in 2019 to 38,686 in 2020. While the number of students who scored 90 percent and above has risen from 63000 to 157934.
Most colleges under DU feels that a rise in the number of students scoring more than 90 percent and above could result in high cutoffs.
At present over 3,28,000 students have registered for UG admissions at Delhi University. The University has received 40,000 more applications than that received last year.
The rise in cutoffs may curtail the success rate further, as the University of Delhi has only 70,000 seats altogether in its colleges.
So out of the total number of enrolled students, only 70,000 students will be able to make it to the DU. While 2,58,000 students will not be able to get a seat at the University of Delhi as there are not many seats.
Dr. Bijayalaxmi Nanda, Principal of Miranda House said that this year it is going to get more difficult to get admission to some of the too ranked precious colleges of the University of Delhi.