The University of Delhi began its registrations on August 02 for merit-based admissions to various undergraduate courses and it will close on August 30. Amidst the rat race for admissions in the college, girls will get an upper hand with relaxation in cut-offs this year too.
The University administration has asked the colleges to give some percentage relaxation in cutoffs to the girl students. It is not mandatory for any affiliated college to give this exemption. Similar to the last year, some colleges will give a relaxation up to one percent to the girl students.
Until now the number of colleges that will provide relaxation in cutoffs for girl students is not been released, but it is expected to be around or more than twenty. Some colleges may apply the exemption for all the courses whereas others may keep it for some of the courses only.
Admission Committee Chairman Prof. Rajiv Gupta said that the colleges have been asked to give relaxation. It is not mandatory but colleges provide this exemption to encourage girl students to pursue higher education.
The exemption can be up to one percent. Till four years ago, the relaxation used to range from one to five percent. The relaxation in cut-offs can be understood as:
If the college has declared a cutoff for a particular course as 96%, the students will be admitted at 96% merit but due to one percent relaxation for the girl students, the cutoff will be considered 95% for them. With this priviledge, the girl students might get benefits in admission. The complete procedure will be only revealed after the varsity and its college release the cut-offs and its guidelines.