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High DU cut-offs see students flock to non-collegiate courses

The perilously high cut-offs for most courses in Delhi University might have made many students despondent, and maybe even deprived colleges of good students, but there is one college that has seen a definite up-side.

According to reports in the Hindustan Times, the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB), which offers a degree with lower cut-offs in Delhi, is flooded with applications from students, since it has emerged as a new back-up option for many of the students who scored below 80%.

 High DU cut-offs see students flock to non-collegiate courses

A file image of a bulletin board with cut-offs marked on it. AFP

The NCWEB has received close to 22,000 application forms everyday, with around 1,500 forms being received on a daily basis.

“We have received a number of queries on the procedure of admission withdrawal but till now only one student has submitted her withdrawal application, which is a welcome change from last year. Earlier, after the announcement of DU’s cut off lists, a number of students used to withdraw their admissions,” said Aarti Saxena, Director, NCWEB to the Hindustan Times.

The second cut-off list will be announced on 5 July by the women’s board. The second round of admissions at various centres under NCWEB will begin on July 8. This alternative is however, as the report points out, only available to students in Delhi.

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Updated Date: Jul 05, 2013 14:05:59 IST