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DU Admissions 2016: Off-campus colleges witness rise in cutoffs

Speed News team | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

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ff-campus colleges

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Delhi University observed

a

sharp rise in the demand,

with an

increase in the number of applicants received by the university.

The colleges which are located at far-ends of the city are witnessing a rise in cutoffs because of the large number of applications. In Shivaji college which is located in Raja Garden, the cutoff for Physics was 88% in 2013, 90% in 2014 and took a leap of 95% in 2015. Similarly, in Shayamlal college where the cutoffs for English was 85% and 87% in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and it soared to 94% in 2015. Same was the case at Kalindi college, located in Patel Nagar, where the cutoff for Commerce was 92% in 2013, 94% in 2014 and in 2015 it was at 95%. Similarly, Physics was at 77%, 90%, and 91% in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

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There are around 54,000 seats for undergraduate courses in the university but the number of applications for the past three years has been over 2 lakhs. Not all students can be accommodated in the on-campus colleges and hence the cutoffs for off-campus are also seeing a sharp rise," said a university official

to

HT

.

As per news reports, a total of 2,50,914 applications were received by the university for the 54,000 seats in 63 colleges, as compared to last year's 2,91,819 applications.

First published: 28 June 2016, 7:58 IST
 
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