June 17, 2011

Why the 100% cut-off at SRCC is a national shame!

Finally, it has happened! After the ridiculous 95% and 96% cut-offs for the last few years, the cut-offs this year have finally touched 100% and exposing the joke of these cut-offs in totality. The ‘first list’ cut-off for science students at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi, has been declared at 100 %, Hindu College is at 99% and Lady Shri Ram College is at 97%. What people were failing to understand all these days – the ridiculousness of it all – they have suddenly understood in one stroke; that education is no more a matter of choice for Indians, its just a matter of chance.

First, let me get into the logic of the SRCC cut-off! Well, the principal of SRCC of course thought it was a natural progression, and he was playing to the market demand and supply. As the number of people getting 96% plus in commerce rose ridiculously, he realized that SRCC seats could possibly get filled by declaring a 96% cut-off for commerce students. For science students, traditionally, the cut-off has been about 4% higher – since it’s easier to score marks in sciences than in commerce and humanities. So naturally, the cut-off for science became 100%. Now, of course, he could have kept it at 99% and avoided all the ridicule; but he obviously had thought that this could also turn out to be a good publicity gimmick for SRCC, and to show how top-grade SRCC is. The other logic was also that it’s a commerce college and science students who fail to get into the likes of IITs typically join colleges like SRCC taking advantage of their high percentage – such students keep appearing for IIT exams for the next couple of years and leave the college midway through the course. So why give science students an unfair advantage when there are so many commerce students, who intentionally chose the commerce stream, work hard and are more deserving?
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19 comments:

^^..TUHIN..SUBHRA..DAS..^^ said...

One logic could possibly be, that SRCC is making up for the lack of meritorius Commerce students it was enjoying in the past.Today, commerce students prefer St. Xaviers Kolkata because it stands out on two fronts, it allows you to do CA concurrently and there are more seats. So now SRCC is moving for diversification, to keep its glory. According to a irrational logic of colleges, when you deal with best quality milk, you get the best cream... But 100% cut off is harsh. Its better if they put their commitment to 100%.

gpmanisha said...

A diamond always shines where ever it goes......guiding a student score 100% who got into the college only by scoring 100% is no big deal....if the cut-off is 100% then what about students who score average marks????..... Is that time for a college like F.A.L.T.U. to come into existence?????

manjeet said...

cant judge a student based on a 3 hr exam

sansar said...

Sri Ram College of Commerce, which has fixed 100 per cent cut-off marks for admission to undergraduate commerce course justified it, saying it has been a practice for last 20 years and there was nothing wrong with it.

Anky said...

the insane cut-offs have raised many questions regarding the education system in India.

Ravi said...

rate at which the cutoff limits have increased can only be matched to an extent by the rate of inflation, especially rise in petrol prices, and number of Twenty20 matches

bhupendra said...

The human resource development minister has decried it as irrational . It's unfair on students, but don't blame the college — instead blame the education system and the inability to create capacity to absorb top class students.

Akhilesh said...

Only 25 seats left in B Com (hons) inspite of 100% Cut-off in SRCC ...
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ajeet said...

http://www.indianexpress.com/comments/du-cutoffs-in-srcc-100-must-for-b-com-h-category/803814

Indianexpress.com : comments : DU cut-offs: In SRCC, 100% must for .
DU cut-offs: In SRCC, 100% must for B Com (H) category ... 3 Comments |. 100% cut offBy: KGSMANI | Wednesday , 15 Jun '11 14:51:58 PM Reply | Forward WHAT ...

Roy Lange said...

Enjoyed your take. This absurd situation is not helped by college principals participating in 'branding exercises' and only 55,000 Delhi University seats for over 125,000 applicants. http//www.roylange.com

Ravi said...

SRCC total seat available Only 25 seats left in B Com (hons) inspite of 100% Cut-off in SRCC ...
students prefer St. Xaviers Kolkata because it stands out on two fronts, it allows you to do CA concurrently and there are more seats

Unknown said...

A diamond always shines where ever it goes

bhupendra said...

SRCC total seat available Only 25 seats left in B Com (hons) inspite of 100% Cut-off in SRCC ...

pavan kumar said...

You cannot protest in UK as easily as Arindam says. It is the most survelled city in the world. Citizens there have been made slaves of worst kind by the globalists! UK is controlled by the same people who control puppet govt in India.

pavan kumar said...

British invaders made sure to install their slave Nehru. Gandhi was just a means used.

pavan kumar said...

British invaders made sure to install their slave Nehru. Gandhi was just a means used.It is the most survelled city in the world.  Citizens there have been made slaves of worst kind by the globalists! UK is controlled by the same people who control puppet govt in India.

bhupendra said...

The human resource development minister has decried it as irrational .

bhupendra said...

One logic could possibly be, that SRCC is making up for the lack of meritorius Commerce students it was enjoying in the past.Today, commerce students prefer St. Xaviers Kolkata because it stands out on two fronts, it allows you to do CA concurrently and there are more seats. So now SRCC is moving for diversification, to keep its glory. According to a irrational logic of colleges, when you deal with best quality milk, you get the best cream..

Manu said...

This blog is managed by The Sunday Indian. A diamond always shines where ever it goes......guiding a student score 100% who got into the college only by scoring 100% is no big deal

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