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Relaxation in cut- offs is a bonus for girls.

BESIDES better results in class XII, girls will now also stand a brighter chance of making it to Delhi University.

Several colleges in the university are providing relaxations in the cutoffs that may go as high as five per cent.

The idea behind the move is to stabilise the girl to boy ratio in the colleges as the number of girls is still quite in comparision to boys in several off- campus colleges.

The principals of the colleges think the concession to girls is a good idea since there are a few courses in which boys totally dominate girls in numbers.

" The idea of giving concession to girls was to facilitate their entry into higher education. Though the number of girls in colleges has grown significantly, it's still less than the number of boys in some courses," said I. S. Bakshi, principal, Dyal Singh College.

Dyal Singh College will have three per cent less cut- offs for girls in all its courses when the first cutoff list is announced.

According to the list of Additional Eligibility Criteria provided by the university, while the cutoff for B. Tech in Electronics will be lowered by two per cent in Bhaskaracharya College for Applied Sciences.

Deen Dayal Upadhyay College too is likely to lower their cut- offs by two per cent for girls in all courses but English which is known to be popular among girls.

Bakshi said the concession has to be continued till there is parity in the number of girls and boys in the classroom.

Almost all evening colleges in the university give such concessions.

" The number of girls in evening colleges was quite less. But a relaxation over the years has made a huge difference. In 1992, there were just 15- 20 girls.

Today there are about 300 girls out of 750 total students," said Dinesh Varshney, faculty member, Moti Lal College ( evening).

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Date:Jun 8, 2013
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