For changing their streams and taking admission in BA Pass Course from a honors course in Delhi University admission this year would cost the students nearly five percent marks. The students who want to change streams for Honors courses would also have to face a deduction of 2-5% marks.
This is because of the newly set admission norms and high cut off marks taking admission in the university. Students are thus very disappointed with another such norm, which according to the students is disparity to them.
To understand this even better, if a commerce students who had English, Economics and Business Studies in his Class XII and he wants to seat for BA programme in which he is eyeing for a humanities subject, there would be deduction upto five percent marks of the students from what he has got in his Class XII examinations. Similarly, if science students want to pursue a BA pass course from the university they would lose anything close to five percent of their acquired marks.
Many of the students try to apply for BA programme as it allows them to prepare for civil services or other such examinations, as pointed out by a DU professor. But this year’s admission norm under which the students might lose five percent of their marks, they would not go for the BA programme. He further added, “The University should take a second look at these criteria. It makes no sense. It will just reduce the intake in BA Pass course and many students will lose out on admissions.”