DU Colleges release 3rd Cutoff; many colleges surpass intake capacity
Apratim Chatterjee, 17 Jan 2015, #DU

Delhi University Colleges have released third cutoff for their respective UG programmes on June 7 late night. Many colleges announced that admissions in popular courses will be closed in the third round as they had already admitted more students than their intake capacity.

The percentage cutoff in the third list released by many DU colleges still remain high for various courses including English (H), Economics (H), History (H) and B.Com (H). According to the third cutoff list, the general category students enrolling for B.Com (H) programme need to have percentages as high as 98.75% for colleges like Hansraj, ARSD and Hindu. Similarly, the third cutoff for English (H) programme is also reported as high as 97.25 for the general category students in Hindu College.


Several colleges have already closed admissions to their popular courses in the second round of admissions itself. Colleges like IP College for Women, Kirori Mal, Ramjas, Sri Aurbindo, Sri Venkateshwara had closed their admissions for English (H) programme after declaring the second cutoff on June 4. Some other courses for which the admissions had been closed include Economics (H), History (H).


The third cutoffs for UG programmes like B.Sc in Computer Science still remain high despite lesser number of admissions. Hansraj College, ARSD College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies have marked the cutoff for the programme at 98.33, 96 and 95 respectively. On the other hand, seats have been filling up fast for the other UG science programmes like Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology also.



Many colleges have already admitted more students than their intake capacity in various popular UG programmes. Dr. Pratibha Jolly, Miranda Hose Principal admitted that despite keeping the cutoffs fairly high this year, many colleges had to over-admit students in UG programmes like Economics (H) and Political Science (H) to sustain the full capacity by the end of three-year programmes. “For 54 seats in Economics (H), the college had to admit 88 students and for 62 seats in Political Science (H) programme, the college had already admitted more than 100 students,” added Dr. Jolly.


Prestigious SRCC also admitted over 150 students for 123 seats in Economics (H) programme. “We have admitted 10% more students than the sanctioned seats for the UG programme since some students tend to leave the course,” said PC Jain, SRCC Principal.

Similarly, other colleges which had admitted more number of students than the actual intake are Zakir Husain College, IP College for Women, Ramjas College, SRCC and Kirori Mal College. Zakir Husain College Principal, Dr. Aslam Parvaiz said, “We have admitted more number of students than the sanctioned seats in courses like Commerce and Zoology (H).” The college had admitted 105 students against a sanctioned strength of 33 seats.


 IP College Principal, Babli Moitra also acknowledged that the college admitted more number of students in UG programmes like Commerce, English, Political Science, Mathematics, Media Studies and Economics.


Click here to Download DU Colleges Third Cutoff List


After the third round of admissions is over on July 10, the DU colleges will be releasing the fourth cutoff list for the remaining vacant seats in their respective programmes.


Click here to view DU Colleges Fourth Cutoff List


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If I want to get admission in BSC honours in mathematics in Delhi University on the basis of percentage scored in class 12th , then what all subjects can I register for the calculation of percentage to be written in Merit list ? Can I register with Mathematics, computer and chemistry ?

Apurv 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Anurag, Yes these three subjects are fine but you need to add one more subject in order to complete the best of four percentage. The rule is that you need one subject related to the course you are applying for, one language course(most of the students have english) and other two courses you can select as any two subjects with maximum marks.


Can I get admission in Delhi University for doing B.Tech on the basis of percentage scored in class 12th or it is compulsory to give entrance examination ?

Apurv 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Anurag, No, you can't get admission in BTech course only on the basis of 12th class marks. Giving the entrance test is compulsory. Giving entrance test is compulsory for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Management Studies
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Presently , Im in class 12th with Maths Stream. I have scored 81% in class 10th from ICSE board. Now what should I do after class 12th if I dont want to apply for JEE. What should be my preferences in getting admission in a good government college for doing B.Tech especially in Delhi University ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

If you are aiming for doing Btech, then your only choice is to give JEE exam as it is the only option you have. So I suggest you should fill up the form for JEE. It is going to be conducted in January 22, 2019. The next attempt will be in April, 2020. The complete details are here:


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du mea Direct admission ho sakta hai

VIPIN KUMAR 17th Oct, 2019
First off all du is the government University as well as reputed University ,
And in du admission on basic of either compitive exam else 12th % so there is no direct admission possible in du .
If you have Secord good marks automatically you will.get the admission.
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