UGC has asked all the universities to recognize the CBSE offered computer programmes in the class 12 at various schools, for admission of candidates in the undergraduate courses later on. The recognition would take place from the upcoming academic session.
According to a letter written by UGC to the Vice Chancellors of various universities, he said, “CBSE offers three computer-based courses to students of classes 11 and 12 Computer Science, Informatics Practices and Multimedia and Web Technology. These subjects are offered under academic stream and have curriculum specifications that are compatible with major subjects in science, having theory and practical components.”
He further added, “It is important consideration may be accorded while admitting the students to undergraduate courses. You are requested to take appropriate action for recognition of these subjects for the purpose of admission of students to degree programmes.”
The UGC has written this letter as a result of the request made by CBSE, so that the students do not have to face difficulties while taking admission in various programmes for the courses that CBSE offers in the higher secondary standard. It has requested UGC to carry forward such instruction to the universities in India. The issue was raised last year during the Delhi University admissions as well, when the students who had opted for Informatics Practices in their Higher Secondary had been deducted 2.5 percent of their aggregate marks. However it was revoked during the last cut off issued in 2014, following the request by then CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi.