After it announced a staggering cut-off at 99 per cent for admissions this year, Delhi University’s (DU) St Stephen’s college has said that the boards should work on their marking indicators to make scores more ‘realistic’. The college says that it decides the cut-offs after evaluating three parameters- board marks, student-seat ratio and number of applications received.
The college received 6,000 applications for English Honours which has just 30 seats. Commerce students wishing to study English at St Stephen’s College must have a score of 99 per cent, one percentage point more than applicants last year. This year, there is no cut off below 96 per cent in the best-of-four (BO4) aggregate.
It may be mentioned that St Stephen’s has received a record 32,100 applications for 400 seats, highest in the college’s history.
Meanwhile, the centralised fitness trials for admission to Delhi University’s undergraduate courses through sports quota will begin tomorrow, with the varsity taking strict measures to avoid any “bias” and “ensure transparency” in the selection procedure.