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DU's top colleges rebuff toppers

Jun 26, 2007 09:47 PM IST India India

New Delhi: Abhishek Dodhiya, a small town boy from Tezpur in Assam, has scored 94.5 per cent in class 12 in Commerce stream.

Abhishek is clearly a brilliant student. But that's not enough - that's the message he got from the first cut off list of Sri Ram College of Commerce. With the cut off for B.Com (honours) touching 94.75 per cent this year, it was difficult for Abhishek to believe that he lost a seat in SRCC only by one mark.

“I am disappointed. One mark can make so much of a difference,” says Abhishek.

Now it's the race to the top that has students from all over the country throng the colleges that are considered the best. And with class 12 scores hitting the roof, the competition at the top is getting tougher by the day.

But what makes a college a brand, is it the faculty, is it the high cut off or plain perception?

“If a student is the best, he will look for the best college and it is this perfect mix of the best faculty and student that makes a brand,” says Principal SRCC, P C Jain.

Brand obsession hitting campuses is not new but with the cut offs hitting the roof top even the toppers are left with little choice.