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Delhi University Admission 2014: Confusion with addition of admission Criteria

Jul 4, 2014 10:36 IST

    Even after scrapping of FYUP system, the confusion in DU admission procedure is on. The Delhi University colleges this admission season are free to decide upon the additional criteria on their own, which became the cause of confusion for many aspirants.

    Some colleges have added additional eligibility criteria, which they retained from the common set of admission guidelines issued by DU in May 2014, however those criteria laid in May got nullified with the FYUP rollback but few DU colleges have decided on following some of them, in this admission season.

    Click here to check out DU Cut-off Lists

    For Instance, Lady Shri Ram College specified that if the student has not studied the subject in which she wishes to seek admission, 2% will be deducted during the calculation of her best-of-four percentage. On this many Parents complained saying that journalism subject is not taught in many schools and so is not Philosophy.

    Admissions Convenor, Prabha Rani at LSR said that they are following most guidelines as asked by the University. Convener further added that 2% negative weightage applicable for everyone. To fill all the seats they will keep dropping the cut-offs list.

    Another instance is reintroduction of criterion of mandatory to have studied Mathematics in Class 12th to be eligible to apply for BCom. This criterion was scrapped by DU in the previous year but colleges as Gargi, Hindu and Sri Venkateswara have again adhered back to it. The last moment declaration of reintroduction of this condition made many students disappointed.

    Venkateswara's English department has decided to provide 4% advantage to those students who passed from International Baccalaureate. Amusingly, it is also considering ISC board’s core English equivalent to the elective English of other boards.

    Academic Forum for Social Justice brought up in the a statement issued by it that DU's policy of making additional criteria applicable to general and OBC candidates is a "gross violation of the judgment of the Honourable Supreme Court."

    It added that the Supreme Court has stipulated that OBC candidates should be given relaxation up to 10% in the eligibility criteria," as the statement mentioned in exact words.

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