Unbelievable! All India CBSE topper in St Stephen's waiting list
Sarthak Agrawal who scored 99.6 per cent and topped the CBSE Board Examination this year is in the waiting list of Delhi's St Stephen’s College.
The whole of this year the Delhi University has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Previously, it dominated the headlines for delaying its decision in scrapping the four-year undergraduate programme.
Since the last week, students are crying foul over the 100 per cent cut-offs at leading colleges.
What's surprising to note is that, this year's CBSE Class XII All India topper Sarthak Agrawal is also among the ones who have failed to make it to the first list announced on July 1, 2014.
Despite scoring the highest in the examination -- Agrawal 99.6 per cent -- his name features in the waiting list at St Stephen's College for Economics (Hons).
The CBSE topper had applied for a seat into Delhi University's three-year Economics (Hons) programme.
Sarthak Agrawal might have become an overnight hero with lakhs of school students and parents praising him for his par excellence performance, but it seems like his academic credentials failed to impress a top college like St Stephen's.
An alumnus of Delhi Public School, Agrawal says he's not lost his hope and still believes, he can make it through second or third cut off list which are scheduled to be released soon.
As per the official information available on the website, Sarthak Agrawal's name appears fourth in the waiting list.
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High cutoffs at DU colleges
Delhi University released its first cut-off list for admissions on June 30, 2014, and the high cut-offs for many courses in top colleges came as a shock for aspirants seeking admissions to the recently revised undergraduate programmes.
As many as three colleges declared 100 per cent cut off for some of their top courses.
Colleges like Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College, Acharya Narendra Dev College and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College set new benchmarks by declaring 100 per cent cut-offs for the first time in general category.
Meanwhile, Sri Ram College of Commerce and St Stephen's had declared 99 per cent and 98 per cent cut-offs in their first list of admissions for commerce programmes respectively.
The second cut-offs meanwhile dampened the hopes of several aspirants further.
With most of the above colleges announcing only a slight decrease in their percentages, several others declared their seats full.
Kirori Mal College for one, has closed admissions for all its courses, except Geography (hons) while SRCC is entertaining admissions only for its Bachelors of Commerce (hons) programme.
Hindu College has told aspirants that there will be no second list for its history, political science and Hindi (hons) programmes.
Image: Cut offs for undergraduate courses at Delhi University colleges have upset students in the capital city.
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