The University of Delhi is all set to release the first cut-off list today, October 01, 2021. The cut-off list for various categories and streams will be published on the official website du.ac.in. Students who have scored equal to or more than the cut-off will be eligible to apply for admission. This is the general rule to be followed in every round of admission. As per the official DU Counselling Scheduled 2021, there will be 5 rounds of seat allotment and admission. This is in addition to admission based on two special cut-off lists. Students are wondering what these special cut-offs are and how they will play a role in the admission process. Here’s all they need to know.
This year, DU authorities have marginally increased the number of seats from 66,263 to 69,554 for undergraduate admission. This admission process has been divided into 5 rounds of counselling and each round will have a specific cut-off list. Of course, these five rounds will be conducted only if seats remain vacant. Colleges that have a few seats left can decide their cut-offs and participate in the subsequent round.
In addition to these 5 sessions, DU has also specified two special cut-off lists. The first special cut-off list is expected to come out on October 25, 2021, only if seats remain vacant. Candidates can apply for admission against this list from October 26 to 27, 2021, up to 11:59 pm. The final confirmation of admission needs to be done by November 06, 2021, 5:00 pm by paying the application fee.
The second DU 2021 special drive will be conducted after the 5th cut-off list admission, from November 13, 2021. Again, this drive will be conducted only if colleges have some vacant seats. To confirm their admission, students are expected to pay their fee by November 16, 2021.
During the DU 2021 admission process, some colleges may have more seats to offer for undergraduate courses. Considering that these seats remain vacant till the 4th or 5th round due to limited takers. So, presumably, the university aims to bring these seats to the forefront and not let them go vacant. Moreover, students with lower Class 12 board exam marks still have a chance of getting admission to DU. With all these objectives in mind, authorities may have introduced the concept of “special cut-off”.
Another meaning can be implied here, although DU has not provided any inkling of the same. In 2020, the university released a special cut-off list meant ONLY for reserved category candidates. This special drive was held to allow students from SC, ST, OBC, EWS, PwD categories to apply for undergraduate admission.
Prior to this, a special cut-off list for also released for the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) as well as for general category candidates. The same structure may be implemented this year.