Tough Luck in DU: 9 colleges set the cut off bar above 98 per cent
DU Cut Off Lists are out: Hindu college leads the charge with a minimum 99 per cent for its political science degree.
The DU First Cut Off Lists are out - and they’ve always been notoriously high, almost inaccessible for aspirants across the country. This year is no exception. Hindu college leads the charge with an astronomical 99 per cent cut off for its BA (Hons.) course in Political Science.
The most competitive Arts & Commerce Honours courses are the B.A. Economics (Hons.) and B. Com (Hons.). Nine colleges have cut offs above the 98 mark this time for these two courses.
The Delhi College of Arts and Commerce needs a minimum of 98.5 per centage marks for its BA (Hons.) in Journalism. Apart from the most-sought after Economics and Commerce Honours courses, the Arts and Commerce stream at DU also offers tough competition for a number of specialised courses:
Hindu College requires 98 per cent for its BA (Hons.) in History and as mentioned earlier, 99 for its BA (Hons.) in Political Science.
LSR requires a 98.75 per cent minimum for its BA (Hons.) in Psychology - one of the most competitive undergraduate psychology programs in the country. LSR also requires a 98 per cent minimum for its BA (Hons) course in Political Science.
The highlight of the Miranda House cut off list is its 98.25 per cent minimum for admission to the BA (Hons.) in Geography. It also requires 98 per cent for the Political Science honours degree.
For the regular BA stream, cut off lists are slightly more relaxed, with the exception of Lady Shri Ram college, holding to a cut off mark of 98.75 for both the Economics and Political Science as well as the History and Political Science BA courses.
The BSc science courses are equally competitive: to enrol in a BSc Computer Science (hons) course, either in Dyal Singh college or in Khalsa College, students would need to meet a minimum of 98 per cent, while Hindu college has placed the cut off for its BSc Physics course at 98.3.
To those of you checking this list because you made it within the cut-off - Congratulations on crossing one of the most insane barriers in higher education.
To those of you who haven't: Breathe. There's more to life than this.