After much delay due to the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), admissions to academic session 2014-15 will begin tomorrow much to the relief of over 2.7 lakh students who applied this year.
Acharya Narendra Dev, ARSD and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College have posed a stiff competition with its 100 per cent cut-off for the computer science programme for non-science aspirants.
For Science aspirants, the cut offs were 95 per cent at Acharya Narendra Dev, 98 per cent at ARSD and 97 per cent at Shyama Prasad. The 100 per cent cut-off for B.Tech (Computer Science) at Ram Lal Anand College last year and for B.Com (Hons) at prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in 2011 had sparked a major outcry.
Hindu College kept its cut-off for Commerce and Economics Honours courses in the bracket of 97.25-99.75 per cent and 97.5-99 per cent respectively. Cut-off for English was between 97-98.5 per cent. SRCC, ranked among the best in the country for higher studies in Commerce and Economics, announced high cut-offs for B.A (Hons) Economics with Commerce students under General category required to have above 98.25 per cent to get admission in the elite institution.
Additional eligibility criteria by colleges, which had been done away with before FYUP was rolled back, has been brought back. SRCC has imposed the rider that students should have studied mathematics in Class XII and have at least got 70 per cent in board exams. For Commerce Honours, SRCC has set the cut off between 99.25 and 97.5 per cent, while Venkatashewara College has put a benchmark of 97.25 to 98 per cent. The Commerce Programme cut-offs for many colleges were above 90 per cent with Hansraj having a cut-off range at 97.25-99.75, Lady Shri Ram College at 97.5 Shaheed Bhagat Singh at 94 and Sri Venkateswara at 96.25 per cent.