Here’s a good news to those who studied ‘informatics practice’ (IP) in Class XII. The Delhi University now will consider the Informatics Practice to be equivalent to computer science during admission process, starting from the ongoing admission procedure.
This decision came out recently on 17 June 2014 when the varsity also decided to get rid of the 2% handicap for functional English.
CBSE sought for a review of DU's initial decision to deduct 2.5% from the aggregate of aspirants who opted for informatics practices as an elective subject in Class XII.
Chairman of CBSE Vineet Joshi through a letter asked DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh for reviewing the decision by mentioning that numerous students will be at a disadvantage in the admission process , because most may become aware of this new decision at a very “late stage“. The letter by CBSE further claimed the decision of DU as “unfair” and “discriminatory”.
It also suggested further for teams of experts to inspect syllabus and contents of both Informatics Practices and Computer Science.
After considering the letter from Joshi and after many consultations, the university decided to consider both informatics practice and computer science subjects as equivalent, along with no cutoff handicap.
In addition, the varsity also accepted functional English as similar to elective/ academic subject, after CBSE requested for it. Hence, no deduction in cut-off will be made for the students who have studies these subjects in school, as told by DU's media coordinator, Malay Neerav.
St Stephen’s College who has already declared its cutoffs on 17 June also nodded to go by DU's decision and will accept IP as an academic subject.