New Delhi: From plain disbelief to shock -- students were visibly taken aback as Delhi University colleges announced their first cut-off lists Wednesday. The cut-offs for most subjects touched the sky, with one college declaring a perfect 100 percent for B.Com (Honours).
The Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) affixed the cut-off for its B.Com (Honours) course at 100 percent for non-commerce aspirants. For B.A. Economics (Honours), the cut-off is 98.25 percent.
Ashima Sharma, a student who wants to pursue B.Com (Honours) from SRCC, said: "I have got an aggregate of 98 percent which, everyone told me, was a good percentage to get into any college. But 100 percent is just impossible!"
"I am really disappointed. But then, the college authorities told me not to lose hope and come back for the second cut-off list," she added.
Similarly Ashu Rana, who wants to do Geography, said that she will wait for the second list. "I still have hope left," she said.
This year, Delhi University, one of India`s premier varsities, did away with the application process for admission to its undergraduate courses. So the colleges declared the cut-offs on the basis of last year`s marks.
Most of the colleges affixed very high cut-offs for various courses.
Science courses have seen a rise of as much as 10 percent in the cut-off in some colleges.
For instance, in Daulat Ram College, the rise in the cut-off for B.Sc. Chemistry (Honours) was 13 percent over last year and Gargi College saw a rise of 12 percent.
Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, dean of the Students Welfare Office, said: "Colleges have exercised caution before declaring the first list. Aspirants are advised not to get discouraged. Most of the colleges are expected to announce four more lists."
Those students who meet the cut-off of the first list can take admission June 16-20.
The university will declare the second list June 21. With a total of five lists this year, unlike four in the past, the admission process will continue till July 13.
Delhi University`s academic year begins July 15.