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Now, students from other boards won't get raw deal in DU admissions

New Delhi: Delhi University aspirants, who didn't study in a CBSE affiliated school, have something to cheer about this year. The university standing committee has decided not to deduct 1 per cent to 2.5 per cent marks from the aggregate score of applicants, who have studied same subjects but with the different nomenclature from other 32 state boards across the country.

Professor Rasal Singh, a standing committee member, said, "To maintain the equality among all the board in the country, the committee has taken the step to implement a new system in calculating the best four marks from the different boards. With this new system, hundreds of students from various state boards will get benefited."

He also added that for example: Jammu and Kashmir board has Biochemistry as a subject which is similar to CBSE's Biology, same is with UP board's Civics, which is addressed in CBSE as Politics. Similarly, various subjects of other boards are same as CBSE but due to the different nomenclature, they were counted as vocational subject and students had to face a deduction in marks assessment during DU admissions without their fault."

"When the student from the other board apply for the admission in Delhi University, their respective board's subjects do not match with the nomenclature of CBSE's subjects. These students faced a cut of 1 per cent to 2.5 per cent on opting their graduation course in the varsity over the best four aggregate scores," he added.

He said that subject enlisted in both list of A and B of Delhi University were based on the subjects according to the CBSE and due to this subject list, students were witnessing problem. So, we decided to map the 32 state board subjects with the CBSE to maintain equality during the admission process.

During the last few years, students from the various state boards were seen protesting at the campus against the decision to cut 2.5 per cent mark from subjects that did not have the similar name with the DU list and were considered to be a vocational subject.

Till last year, students from other boards were facing deduction, without their fault but now such deduction will not happen and almost 20 per cent of students coming from the different boards will get the benefit because of the new guidelines, he added.

Professor Rasal Singh also said that under the new guidelines of UGC to enhance the 10 per cent seats under the EWS quota, the varsity will also add around 6000 seats and later in the next academic year the administration will further add 9000 seats in DU.

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