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Govt questions 100% cutoff in Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University

Jun 15, 2011

The 100 per cent cutoff in Delhi University has evoked strong reaction from Union human resources development minister Kapil Sibal, who has called it irrational.

The first cut-off for BCom (H) at the Shri Ram College of Commerce released on Tuesday reached an unbelievable 100% for the non-commerce aspirants.

Sibal called this unfortunate and said he was saddened as it came at a time when the government was trying to simplify and make the process of admissions easy.

Sibal said such restrictive cutoffs demoralise students and their parents and should be avoided by the university.

The minister assured the parents and students that the anomaly would be rectified and requested the college and the Delhi University vice chancellor to look into the issue.

He questioned the wisdom of this decision as it denied admission to students who scored even as high as 99 per cent.

Criticising the SRCC move, Sibal questioned why a student who scores 99 per cent in science is not good enough to study commerce.

Responding to Kapil Sibal's appeal, Delhi University vice-chancellor said the cutoff will come down in subsequent lists.

However, the principal of SRCC PC Jain has justified the 100% cutoff for non-commerce students and said the college is following the established practice.