The Delhi University colleges announced their cut-offs on Friday with most of them concentrating around the 97 percent tab for commerce courses, set earlier in the day by the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).
Hindu, Lady Shri Ram (LSR), and Kirorimal College set their cut-offs for Economics (Honors) at 97.5 percent.
Releasing its cut-off earlier than the rest, SRCC had pegged it just a little higher at 97.75 percent, for the Economics (Honors) and B.Com (Honors).
Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College threw a little surprise with a 98.25 percent cut-off for Economics (Honors).
For the first time in many years, Delhi University’s first cutoff list saw a dip ranging from 0.25-3 percentage points across colleges in most subjects, including Economics (hons) and BCom (hons).
Other colleges such as Ramjas recorded a dip of 0.25-2 percentage points this time. BCom (hons) was at 97.5%, a dip of 1.75 percentage points from last year’s 99.25%. Economics (hons) was at 97.5% as compared to last year’s 98.5%. At LSR, the cutoff for 11 out of 14 undergraduate courses have seen a dip.
The unprecedented dip in DU’s cutoff has had many scratching their heads. But officials claimed this should have been expected as the cutoff is determined by the number of applications and the grades of applicants.
Off-campus colleges like Bharti College and Institute of Home Economics set their journalism cut-off at 96 percent, followed by Maharaja Agrasen College, located in Mayur Vihar in east Delhi, at 95 per cent.
Cut-offs for courses in Hindi and Sanskrit (Honors) hovered within an achievable 60-70 percent for most colleges.