DU Admission 2018: Delhi University’s colleges released their first cut-off lists yesterday evening and the cut-off for Humanities soared high as it had been predicted. One of DU’s top institution, Lady Shri Ram College For Women popularly known as LSR issued the highest ever cut-off for BA (Programme), which stood at 98.75 per cent.

The University of Delhi will release just five cut-off lists for various streams for merit-based undergraduate courses for the academic session 2018-19. Humanities registered an increase in the cut-offs with BA (Hons) in Journalism of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce or DCAC and BA (Hons) in Psychology of LSR following just after BA (Programme). While BA (Hons) in Journalism saw a 98.50 per cent cut-off, BA (Hons) in Psychology has a cut-off of 98.25 per cent.

Even Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) released its first cut-off for B.Com (Hons) and BA (Hons) in Economics which stood at 97.75 and 98.50 per cent respectively for the general category. Students belonging to OBC category would need 95.50 per cent marks for admission to B.Com. (Hons) and 96.75 per cent marks for admission to BA Economics (Hons). In science stream, the highest cut-off is 98 per cent for B.Sc (Hons) in Physics in Hindu College. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College also has a cut-off of 98 per cent for its B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science course.

With cut-offs soaring high, languages courses have come as a breather as cut-offs in Hindi, Sanskrit and Urdu has been pegged at 85 per cent. The cut-off for Hindi (Hons) remained as low as 84 per cent in Indraprastha College for Women (IPCW) and Sri Venkateswara College.

A total number of 2,78,544 applicants – including 1,44,248, female 1,34,297 male– have registered for admission to DU this year. More colleges are expected to release their cut-off list by tonight. More than three lakh students have applied for nearly 56,000 seats at Delhi University.