NEW DELHI: With Delhi University's announcement of the first set of cutoffs, the race to get admissions in the prestigious university has begun. The highest cut-off figure is 99.25 per cent at Ramjas College for B.Com (Hons), which is an increase of 1.5 per cent over last year. Second in the order is Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, with a cut-off of 99 per cent for B.Sc Electronics.
In the South campus, Ram Lal Anand College has the highest cut-off of 99 per cent for Computer Science, the same as last year. No college has announced a 100 per cent cut-off.
At Sri Venkateswara College, the cutoff 97.5 per cent for BA Economics, and 97.75 per cent for B.Com. For candidates seeking admissions in Political Science, the cutoff is 96 per cent.
Hindu College has pegged the eligibility for BA (Hons) Economics at 97.75 per cent and for BA (Hons) English at 97.75 per cent. At Miranda House the cutoff for BA (Hons) Economics is 97.75 per cent and for BA (Hons) English 97.50 per cent.
For English (Hons) and B Com (Hons), the cutoffs are 98.25 per cent and 98 per cent, the same as last year, while the Journalism cutoff is 97.50 per cent, a dip of 1 percentage point.
At Lady Shri Ram College for Women, the highest cutoff is psychology (Hons) at 98.50 per cent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point.
At Hans Raj College, the highest cutoff is for BA (Hons) Economics at 98 per cent followed by B.Com (Hons) at 97.75 per cent. The cut-off for BA (Hons) English is 97 per cent. Among the science subjects the highest cutoff is for B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry at 97.33 per cent. At Kirori Mal College, the cutoff for B.A.(Hons) Economics is the highest among all courses at 98 per cent, followed by B.Com (Hons) at 97.50 per cent.
There are going to be five such cutoff lists released by the university within a gap of three days.
A total of 2,50,914 students have applied for 54,000 seats in 79 colleges. In the CBSE Class 12 examinations, nearly 90,000 students scored more than 90 per cent marks as compared to over 60,000 in 2015.