DU snubs CBSE on new admission guidelines
Delhi University (DU) has decided not to revise its new admission guidelines in the middle of the admission process and hence rejected the Central Board of Education’s (CBSE) plea to review its decision on deducting 2.5 per cent from the aggregate marks of students opting for Informatics Practices as an elective subject in their class XII.
DU has chosen to go on with its decision of admitting students in the First Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) on the basis of this newly introduced admission guideline.
The University has also made it clear that any change in its decision of marks deduction will be considered only next year.
An official of DU declared that it will not be possible to review the admission guidelines as they are in the middle of admission process for the undergraduate program. Last week, CBSE has asked for reviewing the decision stating that such guidelines are unfair and discriminatory for students who have opted for Informatics Practices.
Vineet Joshi, chairman, CBSE had expressed his concern saying that the newly introduced guidelines are unfair and discriminatory for students who have studied Informatics practices as 2.5 per cent will be deducted from their percentage aggregate marks. He added by saying that such a rule does not exist as the students chose the subjects academically and administratively.