New Delhi, As Delhi University released its first list of cut-offs for admission to the undergraduate programme, students looking to study technology found the cut-off was a staggering 99 percent.
As the first cut-off list was released late Wednesday, the BTech course in even not-so-renowned colleges required an unusually high minimum score.
At Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science, only those scoring above 99.75 percent could hope to get seats, according to the first cut-off list.
"The cut-off has been kept high as the number of seats available for the course is just 46. Keeping a low percentage as cut-off would not be viable for us," Jai Prakash, principal of Bhaskarayacharya College, told IANS.
With the cancellation of the entrance examination for journalism, the cut-off at Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in the South Campus was 98.50 percent.
Similarly, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce announced a first cut-off of 97.4 percent for its journalism course.
Journalism and BTech were not the only courses with such staggering cut-off percentages. At Hindu College, cut-off for Economics is 97.5 percent. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) too announced the same score as cut-off for its Economics course.
The cut-off for the science courses in all colleges of Delhi University is set at an average of 95 percent.
The highest cut-off percentage for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is 96.5 percent, at Hindu College.
Even students seeking to study subjects like English literature are expected to produce mark sheets with near-100 percent scores. At the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, only those scoring above 97.5 percent would be considered for admission to the English course.
The lowest cut-off percentage is for the honours degree in Sanskrit. At a relatively modest 55 percent score, one could expect to study the classical language and its literature at Lady Sri Ram College.
The second cut-off list is expected Saturday.
The university introduced the four-year undergraduate programme this academic session. Under the new programme, students will be required to study 11 foundation courses in the first two years, and those seeking vocational education will take the courses along with those seeking to pursue academic disciplines.