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Delhi University judgment on marks deduction unfair: CBSE

Jun 6, 2014 16:33 IST

    CBSE has illustrated as "discriminatory" and "unfair" Delhi University's pronouncement to deduct 2.5% from the aggregate marks of those students of the 4 year under-graduate course who had chosen Informatics Practices as an optional subject in their class XII examinations.

    Taking sturdy exception to the DU rules for admission into under-graduate programme, CBSE has sought assessment of the decision & accord same advantage to those who had chosen Informatics Practices. In its admission procedures, Delhi University has stated that the students who had preferred Informatics Practices in class XII tend to lose 2.5 % from the percentage aggregate marks for admittance into FYUP.

    In a note to Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh, Vineet Joshi, the chairman of CBSE asked the university to analyze the decision saying a great number of students will be at detrimental position in the admission procedure as they have become sentient of the pronouncement at a very "late stage".

    Vineet Joshi stated CBSE treats all the courses of computer stream such as Informatics Practices and Computer Science on par with optional subjects.

    "In this respect, CBSE would like to convey its concern that it would be really unjustified, discriminatory and unfair for students who have studied Informatics Practices in place of Computer Science to be put at a disadvantage by reducing 2.5 % marks from the percentage aggregate marks," Vineet Joshi said. Seeking analysis of the judgment by the University, the chairman of CBSE also recommended that a team of experts may be asked to inspect contents of both the courses.

    "In absence of any inequity by the CBSE between these courses, it is essential that the course contents may gently be scrutinized by a team of experts & both the courses may please be treated at par so that students who have opted for Informatics Practices are not against at the time of admission," he stated. Vineet Joshi state that such a rule did not subsist when the students opt the subject. "Academically & administratively, this seems like a gross unfairness.


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