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DU admissions open today, Sources say cut-offs to rise

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  The Delhi University's admission process starts today. A new process for admission has been implemented by the University from this year which includes doing away with the common admission forms. Also, today's admissions will be based on the first cut-off lists which are already giving nightmares to students. If the students are looking to do a B Com Honours course at the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), they need to have scored 100 per cent in their class 12 board exams to even try for the first list. ADMISSION_STUDENTS_U_31651f However, there will be four more cut-off lists that will be released on June 21, June 27, July 2 and July 8. So, there is hope for students who seeking admissions admission in their college of choice. Yesterday, the first cut-off list on 100 percent released by SRCC had stunned India. At the nearby Hindu College you'll need 99 per cent marks and if you settle for the south campus, Lady Sri Ram College has a first cut-off list at 97 per cent. Cut-offs for science courses are not much better. Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, whose school-going children study in Delhi, summed up a parent's bewilderment succinctly when he tweeted, "Worry? I'm terrified for my sons because in five years, when Zamir (Omar's son) moves to college, the cut-offs will be even more insane." And he asked, "If 100 per cent is the minimum requirement to be considered for admission, are there kids coming with more than 100 out of 100...With these kinds of cut-off marks I would have been doing a correspondence course because I wouldn't have even got a "pass course" admission." Even Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal admitted a 100% cut-off was "irrational." Sibal said, "In one college, in the commerce stream, the cut-off is 100 per cent. I felt very sad especially for parents whose children have worked very hard and got 97.5 per cent...I want to tell the parents and students that we are on your side and will request the Vice Chancellor and colleges to take note." CPM leader Sitaram Yechury today told NDTV that the present scenario of sky-high cut-off would have kept even Shakespeare out of college. The DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh was right beside the minister and asked students to "rest assured the cut-offs will come down in the subsequent lists." And the DU Dean of Students, JM Khurana, sought perhaps to make bewildered students feel better when he said, "All is not lost and students must not give up hope." But, what exactly does a college hope to do when it asks for 100% marks to get admission? The principal of SRCC, PC Jain, explained that the cut-off was "the screening process". Seeming largely unmoved by the stunned expression of students around, Mr Jain said, "The move is not to discourage but to screen the students. After all how do you reject? You must have some criteria. And the criteria is transparent. It is open to the public. The public has never criticized before today, I believe. No one has challenged it in the last 20 years, everyone has appreciated it. Faculty, students, university and parents have all appreciated the criteria. No educationist has ever questioned the criteria." Courtesy: NDTV

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Category Archives: News

DU admissions open today, Sources say cut-offs to rise

by Team FUCCHA

  The Delhi University's admission process starts today. A new process for admission has been implemented by the University from this year which includes doing away with the common admission forms. Also, today's admissions will be based on the first cut-off lists which are already giving nightmares to students. If the students are looking to do a B Com Honours course at the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), they need to have scored 100 per cent in their class 12 board exams to even try for the first list. However, there will be four more cut-off lists that will be released on June