DU may go for one cutoff per course

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DU Getting admission in Delhi University (DU) may get tougher this year. It is likely that the cutoff ‘ranges’-with multiple minimum scores for the same course, each assigned to a different category of applicants based on subjects included in their best-four aggregates or performance in certain subjects in school-may be replaced by single cutoff scores.

V K Kawatra, principal, Hansraj College, explained that additional eligibility criteria have been used by North Campus colleges as part of a ‘screening process’.

Now, the other criteria have been abolished, and the penalty for not including the subject applied to in best-four or including one that’s not taught in DU or considered vocational has been fixed-2.5 percentage points would be docked from best-four aggregates in all cases.

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Reports state that although no  formal directions have been received from the university,  in the ‘formal and informal discussions’ among teachers at Hindu, they have decided to keep cutoffs ‘very stringent’.

It may be mentioned that this year, DU colleges will be mandated to enroll all the students meeting their cut-off criteria and there will be no first-come, first-served policy for undergraduate admissions, which will start from May 28 for the 2015-16 academic session. The offline forms will be accepted at the registration centres from June 5 to June 15 between 9 am to 3 pm. The varsity has set up eight admission centres as against the 18 which were set up last year.

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