Ambedkar University Delhi: Overall cut-offs up, dip in some courses for non-NCT candidates

New Delhi. Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) released its first cut-off list late Thursday night. While its highest cut-off did not touch 100 per cent, like Delhi University, it released 99 per cent cut-off in Psychology for students from outside Delhi. Last year, the cut-off for the same category was 98.5 per cent.

The cut-off for NCT (National Capital Territory) candidates, however, has dropped marginally from 97.75 per cent last year to 97.5 per cent this year. Psychology is the only subject in which the cut-off for NCT candidates has dipped; in all other subjects the cut-off has increased. In English the cut-off percentage for NCT candidate remains the same at 96.25%.

Since it is a state university, AUD reserves 85 per cent of its seats for residents of the NCT of Delhi. Separate cut-offs are announced for residents and non-residents, with the former having an advantage with slightly lower cut-offs.

The cut-off for popular subjects like Economics, History, Sociology and Maths has increased by 0.25-1.25 percentage points for NCT candidates. Among these subjects, the biggest increase is in Economics from 95.75 per cent last year to 96.5 per cent this year. History (96.5 per cent), Maths (93 per cent) and Sociology (96.5 per cent) have seen an increase by 0.75 per cent, 0.5 per cent and 0.25 per cent respectively from last year.

For outside NCT candidates, there has been a marginal dip in cut-off for some courses like Economics, English and History. Last year, all three courses demanded a cut-off of 97.25 per cent. This year, the cut-off has come down to 96.75 per cent in Economics and English, and 97 per cent in History.

In off-beat courses offered on the Karampura campus too, there has been an increase in cut-offs for both NCT and non-NCT candidates. The requirements for Law Politics & Society, Global Studies and Sustainable Urbanism have gone up to 93.75%, 93.25% and 88% respectively. Last year, the cut-off for these courses was 91%, 92.5% and 85.5%.

For applicants from outside NCT, the cut-off in these subjects has risen from 94.75%, 94.75% and 90.50% last year to 96%, 96.75% and 93.25%.

AUD is seen as an alternative for applicants from Delhi unable to clear DU’s soaring cut-offs. However, in the last few years, the university has also been releasing high cut-offs.

This year, for 764 total seats, the university has around 15,550 applications, down from the 16,919 undergraduate applications it received last year.

Admissions against the first cut-off list will take place on October 16, 17 and 19. The second cut-off will be released on October 20.

This time, AUD’s admission process has gone completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been marred by controversy with students protesting over the hiked fees and alleged scuttling of reservations. There was also a huge uproar over the university’s decision to revoke complete fee waiver for all reserved category students. However, after protests, AUD has decided to continue the policy for one more year.