Delhi University Asks Its Colleges to Set ‘Realistic’ Cut-offs

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Published: June 15, 2018 9:59 AM IST

Delhi University Asks Its Colleges to Set ‘Realistic’ Cut-offs, Says Will Provide Interface to Less Popular Colleges.

New Delhi, June 15: The Delhi University has asked its colleges to set realistic cut-offs. It further mentioned that this year, only 20 percent of its seats have been filled, even after declaring three-cut offs so far. The university added that it will provide an interface to less popular colleges where cut-offs set by all the 60 colleges could be viewed. This, as stated by the university, will help these colleges to decide their cut-offs.

The officials have claimed that there have been instances in the past, where less popular colleges have set higher cut offs than more popular colleges. According to officials, this might create a situation where seats may remain vacant.

MK Pandit, chairman of the admission advisory committee said in a conference that, “On analysing data of the past few years, we saw that hardly 20% of all seats are filled in the first three cut-off lists. Through the interface, colleges can check cut-offs and determine their own list. This is only advisory in nature.” Principals and representative of over 60 colleges were present at the conference held on Thursday.

Various Delhi University colleges did not support University’s move, calling it tedious. A Gargi college representative told The Indian Express that it was not clear how the interface would come of help.

Simultaneously, the University also asked for admission form details of every individual, after every list; most colleges thought this was not needed. A college told the newspaper that there are admission withdrawals after every list, so this move by the university would only waste time. It suggested that sending a consolidated list after admissions are closed, is a better idea.



The Delhi University has also promised to send 50 percent of the funds collected as admission fees to colleges. Last year, due to the untimely transfer of funds, many colleges faced a cash crunch.

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