Delhi University college principals said that DU cutoffs will witness a marginal rise of 0.25- 0.50 percentage for most undergraduate courses, especially in on campus colleges.This year CBSE results have seen a rise in 95% and above scorers which will lead to a slight increase in cutoffs.
Delhi has observed a downfall in its 95% and above scorers as compared to last year, however this would not impact the cutoffs as DU is a Central University and it receives applications from all over India said university officials.Thus it would create difficulty for Delhiites in grabbing the college of their own choice.
There has been an addition of 2000 seats this year, now increasing the number to 56000 seats at the undergraduate level. A DU official said that the cutoffs are dependent on the number of applications received by the university and the score of the applicants. However most of the DU colleges, especially those offering Economics(Hons.) and B.com(Hons) two of the most popular courses keep high cutoffs to avoid over- admissions.
Lowering the anxiety of the applicants, some of the principals mentioned that there won’t be a much spike in the cutoffs as the rise in number of high scorers is a regular trend.
”I don’t see any significant jump in the cutoffs” said Hansraj College Principal. He added that every year the no. of high scorers goes up and many of these students will opt for engineering , medicine and other professional courses.