Setting the benchmark, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas College of Delhi University on Monday were among the first to announce their cut-offs for admission to courses under three-year format with the bar set as high as 98.75 percent.
After much delay due to the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), admissions to academic session 2014-15 will begin on Tuesday much to the relief of over 2.7 lakh students who applied this year.
Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), ranked among the best in the country for higher studies in Commerce and Economics, announced high cut-offs for B.A (Hons) Economics with Commerce students under General category required to have above 98.25 per cent to get admission in the elite institution.
The cut-off for both Science and Humanities students under General category was just one per cent less at 97.25 per cent.
For SC and OBC students, the cut-off range was between 94.25 per cent and 96.50 per cent.
Additional eligibility criteria by colleges, which had been done away with before FYUP was rolled back, has been brought back.
SRCC has imposed the rider that students should have studied mathematics in Class XII and have at least got 70 per cent in board exams.
For Commerce at SRCC, the cut-off was at 97.5 per cent for Commerce students, 98.50 for Science students and 99 per cent for Humanities students.
Ramjas too announced a high cut-off list with several additional eligibility criteria with percentages required to get admission to Economics, English and Commerce ranging between 91.50 per cent and 98.75 per cent.
For Arts courses such as Political Science, History, B. A. Program the cut-offs ranged between 91 and 98 per cent.
The cut-offs for Science courses ranged between 90 per cent and 96.50 per cent.
Other colleges are expected to come out with their cut-off lists later in the night.
As expected B.Tech courses and Bachelor in Management Studies, which have been scrapped after the FYUP was rolled back, did not feature in the cut-off lists.
According to DU guidelines, students who have registered for the current academic year will be eligible for admission to all courses wherever they meet the criteria.
Giving another chance to those students who had missed the deadline to fill application forms, the varsity has allowed them to take admission by filling the university registration form along with the college admission form.
Under pressure from UGC to act on its directive, DU on Saturday scrapped FYUP and reverted to the previous 3-year structure.