DU rejects CBSE’s plea: No special treatment for CBSE Students
Delhi University has rejected the CBSE’s request for special treatment to the board students while admission to the university’s undergraduate programmes. As per a senior official it being a central university, DU would treat Class 12 marks given by all boards in the country equally.
Responding to the Central Board of Secondary Education’s plea for extra weightage to the Board students, Delhi University has absolutely rejected the request, saying that the varsity will not offer any special treatment to the UG aspirants from the CBSE Board.
“Being a central university, DU treats Class 12 marks given by all boards in the country equally.” said a senior official.
Actually, the CBSE Board chairman, R K Chaturvedi, had written a letter to the Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, requesting him to award an appropriate weightage to CBSE students for admission to undergraduate programmes this year so that they do not lose out to candidates from other state boards that inflate Class 12 marks.
After a resolution adopted by 32 schools boards in a meeting organised by CBSE and attended by School Education Secretary Anil Swarup on 24th April 2017, the board has decided to take the initiative step of scrapping the marks moderation policy in board exams, which is likely to bring a dip in the average marks of the students this year.
With the scrapping of marks moderation policy in CBSE Class 12 results, the Central Board of Secondary Education is now more concerned about its students that they don’t have to suffer during admission to DU’s undergraduate programmes.
Meanwhile, Delhi University is all set to begin with the undergraduate (UG) admission process from May 22. Last year, the university began the admission process to various undergraduate courses on June 1. This year, in an attempt to make the process of registration smooth and easy, DU decided to start registrations earlier than previous years.
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