Twiterrati troll Delhi University as 'bizarre' cut off soars above 100

Jun 25, 2015, 18:17 IST | PTI

While scores of Delhi University aspirants were left disappointed with the first cut-off list soaring beyond a perfect 100 for a few courses, Twitter was abuzz with trolls on the "bizarre" ceiling

New Delhi: While scores of Delhi University aspirants were left disappointed with the first cut-off list soaring beyond a perfect 100 for a few courses, Twitter was abuzz with trolls on the "bizarre" ceiling. 

"Deja DU - The feeling of being left out again after a Delhi University cut-off announcement," said a user on Twitter.

Sunil Mehrotra tweeted, "Dettol would be able to get in Delhi University only after the 2nd cutoff".

Another user said, "DU aa me yaad rakhna ??~ Students (when they heard about 100% cut off)".

The seat seekers seemed to be using humour and sarcasm to mask the shock and incredulity at the steep cut-offs. 

Shreya Khullar, said in a tweet, "Time when Burj Khalifa should rename itself to "DU Cut-Off Building".

Among other posts, many of which were retweeted, was one which said, "I was wondering would Shakespeare, Scott, Dickens, Munro be eligible for St Stephen's with 99% cut off? Even Tagore doesn't stand a chance."

"Summer sale is on: Myntra : 50%, Jabong : 60%, St Stephens : 99%, SRCC : 98%, Hansraj : 96%," said another, while somebody else remarked, "Cut-offs beyond "100" per cent- Bizarre, unbelievable, absurd! What a joke sirjee-time to head to IIN." 

Delhi University announced the first cut-off list at midnight with the ceiling for admission to its undergraduate courses yet again touching the 100 per cent-mark for some courses.

"Even if you get your percentage same as Don Bradman's average, #DelhiUniversity cutoff could bowl you out #FirstCutoff," said another tweet.

With several changes brought in this year in the Best-Four calculation policy, the cut-off for some courses has even gone beyond 100 per cent.

The twitterati also greeted in the same vein the cut-off announced separately by St Stephen's college last week.

"I have a Joke on St Stephens. But 99% won't get it," one of the tweets said.

DU cut-offs soar beyond perfect 100, thousands disappointed

While the steep cut-offs for UG courses in DU has caused widespread dismay amongst students, the soaring of the eligibility bar for some of them to beyond the perfect 100 per cent mark has been termed "absurd" and "unbelievable".

The first cut-off list for Delhi University's undergraduate courses has yet again "sky-rocketed" with two colleges this time setting the threshold at 100 per cent for admission to the B.Sc (Computer Science) course.

Although only the College of Vocational Studies and Indraprastha College for Women have announced 100 per cent cut-off for the first list, the required percentage is coming to beyond 100 for a few courses and categories in other colleges as well after taking into account certain "hidden, additional criterion".

For example, a candidate without Economics in Std XII needs to have scored 100.75 per cent in the best-of-four subjects to secure a seat in BA Economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce or Hans Raj.

Similarly, at Lady Shri Ram College, an aspirant needs to have an aggregate score of 100.5 per cent to get into the Psychology Honours course. 

Students seeking a seat in the Economics honours course at SRCC, Hindu, Hans Raj, Kirori Mal, Ramjas, LSR and Miranda House would also need 100 per cent and above marks in their best-of-four if they did not study the subject in Std XII.

While the varsity has done away with stream-wise cut-offs from this academic session, stream change students applying for B.Com will attract a disadvantage of 2.5 per cent.

Hence, those with stream change clause applying for B.Com honours at LSR and Ramjas, Political Science in Hindu, Kirori Mal and LSR and History in Hindu, too, would need 100 per cent and above marks, thanks to the 2.5 per cent penalty. 

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