DU Admission 2018: The Delhi University (DU) admissions for the academic year 2018-19 has begun with the issuing of the first cut-off list. The first cut-off list which was released yesterday saw high percentage such as 98.75 per cent, which was declared by Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in the BA (Programme). It was followed by 98.50 per cent for Journalism (Hons) at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) and 98.50 per cent for Economics (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). However, students may heave a sigh of relief as the second cut-off list would see a relaxation of marks.

As per various college principals, cautiousness is maintained while taking out the first cut-off and it is only when admissions under the first cut-off is complete that the second cut-off list will be issued. Speaking about the second cut-off list, Sri Venkateswara College official from the admission committee said,”We release the first cut-off list with a lot of caution as we don’t know how many students will actually turn up for admission. Based on the admissions under the first list, we get a sense of how many of the seats are getting filled. The second cutoff is more realistic.”

Reiterating the same, SK Garg, principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College too said that the first list is realistic in only a few colleges otherwise it is unrealistic. Saying so, he added that as head of the institution one has to set the highest cut-off so that students scoring the highest may receive admission to the choice of his college and course as well. “Suppose I release a lower cut-off then many students will turn up and I cannot refuse admission. So all colleges observe the admission pattern in the first list and then announce a second list,” he said.

Lat year, the college had released a second cut-off for most courses, including popular course like B.Com (Hons) at 97 per cent, a drop of 0.50 percentage points from first list. While on an average, the cut-off last year had dropped by 1.77 percentage in the second list for various courses.