DU may come out with only five cut-off lists this year


Unlike previous years when the cut-off lists of Delhi University Undergraduate Admissions were nine or even ten, this year, DU is likely to come out with only five cut-off lists, to fill the seats of various courses in various colleges.

A 24-member admission committee, including academic, executive council members, principals and university representatives, has recommended a set of rules for admissions this year. The recommendations have been sent to DU vice chancellor Yogesh Tyagi for final approval.

Due to disparity between the number of seats and the students admitted, where the latter is more than the former, there’s also an allowance of an additional eligibility criteria that can be offered to the students, after the fifth cutoff list to the individual colleges. Students, who have applied through online registration, will need to approach individual colleges that can come out with additional cutoff lists if they have vacant seats.

“To limit over admission, we have decided to only come out with five cutoff lists. Most of the colleges fill their seats in various courses by the fifth list. If there are any seats left in any course after that then the college will come out with its own cutoff list and the students will have to apply at the individual college again,” said AK Bhagi, member admission committee.

Colleges will also be allowed to impose certain criteria for admissions after the first five cutoff lists. If more than two students meet the cutoff and criteria imposed, then the class 10 score of the students will be considered for admission.

“Colleges will have to get the criteria approved by the university before imposing it on students for admission. Only those students who have filled centralised online admission form will be considered. No fresh registration will be done,” said Nachiketa Singh, member of the committee.

Currently, 22 colleges have been allowed to offer relaxation to the female applicants of only 1 percentage point (for some courses, as per request) whereas, earlier, it was 1-5 percentage for the same.

Online registration for around 54,000 undergraduate seats will commence from May 28 and end on June 16.

This year, applicants for sports and extra curriculum activity will also have to fill the centralised online form, unlike earlier, when they had to apply to individual colleges.

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