In the second cut-off list released by the university, off-campus colleges under the DU saw a sharp drop in cut-off percentages.
PGDAV college which had set the cut-off of 98% for the computer science in the first list saw a drop of 5% in the second list. Many other colleges like Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bhagini Nivedita College, BR Ambedkar College, Motilal Nehru College and PGDAV college saw a minimum drop of 2% in the cut-offs for some courses and is some as high as 9%.
Many of the sought after colleges under the DU closed the applications after their seats were filled with the first cut-off list-such as Hindu college and LSR college.
One reason for such sharp drop in the cut-offs can be the fact that many off campus colleges are in the outskirts of Delhi and are not well connected to the metro which makes them less popular among the applicants.
Aditi Mahavidyalaya is situated in Bawana and many courses there saw a drop in cut-off by 5-6%. For other less popular courses such as BA (Hons) Social work, the cut-off was reduced from 88% to 80 %. Similarly, in BA Hindi Journalism course the cut-off was drop from 80% to 75%.
The trend was same for the science courses. Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences in Dwarka witnessed an average drop of 3 percent.