The date for the Delhi University (DU) admission cut- off dates for the undergraduate and postgraduate admissions expected to be released by today or tomorrow. The notification regarding the release of the final dates would be available on the official site of Delhi University at du.ac.in. Earlier it was stated by the officials that the cut-offs would probably be released by October second week.
But today Shobha Bagai, Dean (Admissions)of DU said, “We will be releasing the dates by today or tomorrow. It is pending approval from the authority’s side.”
For undergraduate courses in Delhi University, as many as 5.63 lakh students had registered on the official portal. Over 1.83 lakh candidates had registered for the postgraduate courses. Nearly 34,000 registration IDs were received for M.phil and PhD courses. The Delhi University registration was closed on August 31, 2020. The corrections to the applications can be made until October 5.
The Officials from DU earlier stated the cut-offs will be higher than last year as many students have scored above 95 per cent from CBSE Board 12th examinations. The numbers of students scoring above 95 per cent in CBSE have increased from 17,690 in 2019 to 38,686 in 2020. ISC and State boards also recorded very high percentage this year.
The DU officials statements regarding cut-offs
Manoj Khanna, the principal of Ramjas College, said, “We will have to go by approximation. The cut-offs will be higher in the first and second lists than last year. There is a lot of unpredictability also. We cannot have over admissions considering we have to maintain social distancing also. Where will we make students sit if there are extra admissions? So cut-offs are bound to be higher.”
The Principal of Hindu College, Anju Srivastava said, “Our admissions begin and end with students who have the highest percentages and it always comes down to a margin of 2, 3, 4 marks. So it only comes down to the percentages of the highest scorers. The data from their applications on the basis of which St. Stephen’s created its cut-off list indicates the high percentages of the applicants and there is no reason why the same set of applicants won’t apply for general admission”.