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CBSE Criticizes DU Decision to Deduct from Aggregate Marks of Informatics Practices Students

Jun 6, 2014 18:28 IST

    Central Board of Secondary Education has criticized the Delhi University's decision to deduct 2.5% from the aggregate marks of those aspirants of four-year under graduate Programmes (FYUP) who had studied Informatics Practices as an elective subject in class XII, saying it ‘unfair’ and ‘discriminatory’.

    In order to restrain the said guideline of DU for admission into undergraduate programme, the CBSE has sought review of the decision to make the admission process in varsity a level playing field for all including students of Informatics Practices.  

    In its admission policy for the year 2014, the DU has said the students who had opted for Informatics Practices in class XII for elective will have to lose 2.5% from the aggregate percentage for taking admission into DU’s FYUP.

    CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi asked the DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh in a letter to  review the decision, asserting a large number of students will be at disadvantageous position in the admission process as they have become aware of the decision at a very late stage.

    Joshi further emphasized that the CBSE treats all the courses of computer stream such as Computer Science and Informatics Practices at par with elective subjects.

    In this regard, CBSE would like to express its concern that it would be really unfair, unjustified and discriminatory for students who have studied Informatics Practices instead of Computer Science to be put at a disadvantage by reducing 2.5 per cent marks from the percentage aggregate marks, said Joshi.

    "In absence of any discrimination by the CBSE between these courses, it is imperative that the course contents may kindly be examined by a team of experts and both the courses may please be treated at par so that students who have studied Informatics Practices are not discriminated against at the time of admission," demanded Joshi in the letter.

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