With Delhi University releasing the second cut off list for admission into its colleges, cut off percentages have taken a dip in few colleges for the EWS category students. As per media reports, cut off has fallen by over 1% for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students in some top DU colleges.
Delhi University released the 2nd cut off list on July 3, a day earlier than the scheduled timeline. The second cut off list has witnessed a dip in marks required for admission into UG programmes, while a majority of A-listed colleges have closed admission for Arts courses such as B.A Psychology (H), B.A Political Science (H), B.A. History Honours and B.A Math (H) among others.
This is the first time Delhi University is releasing a cut off for EWS category students after the HRD directed the colleges to incorporate 10% reservation for the EWS General Category students.
Several media reports suggest the cut offs for EWS category students were lower than that of the General category students. Principals of various colleges had informed they had set high cut-offs on purpose, as they did not know the numbers of admissions to expect. However, some colleges have now reported a number of admissions under the EWS category in top colleges has come down.
As per reports, over 3.67 lakh students had registered for admission into Delhi University on the varsity’s official portal until June 22, 2019, however, only 2.58 lakh students proceeded with the admission process and fee payment.