DU denies claims of bias towards the State Board in the admission process

The Delhi University on Thursday denied allegations of bias against state boards, saying it “maintains equity for all meritorious candidates, not only from Indian states but also from abroad”.

The Delhi University on Thursday denied allegations of bias against state boards, saying it “maintains equity for all meritorious candidates, not only from Indian states but also from abroad”.

Among the allegations that state board students with perfect scores are being admitted to prestigious colleges and being selected, registrar Bikash Gupta said the university is an equal opportunity provider.

“Being a central university, Delhi University evaluates the academic credentials of all the candidates equally and uniformly irrespective of their state and school board.

“This year too, equal opportunities have been maintained by accepting applications only on the basis of merit,” he said in a statement.

He has blown up reports of bias.

“Delhi University strongly rejects and condemns the falsehoods spread in the news about the bias of some board candidates. As a prestigious central university with a long legacy of quality teaching and research, candidates from all over the country are keen to study in our colleges / departments / centers. We have the highest responsibility to uphold justice and fairness of all the meritorious candidates, ”said Gupta.

According to the information shared by the registrar, in the first cut-off list, 60,904 candidates have applied to different colleges.

Of these, 46,054 are from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the rest are from all other boards across the country.

As of Thursday, 31,172 students from CBSE, 2,365 students from Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education, 1,540 students from School Education Haryana Board, 1,429 students from Indian School Certificate Examination Council and 1,301 students from Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, besides other states, he said. Confirmed their admission.

On Wednesday, Professor Rakesh Kumar Pandey, a faculty member at the varsity and a member of the RSS-affiliated National Democratic Teachers Front, accused a large number of Kerala State Board students of being behind the university’s admission to the college and even used the term. ‘Marx Jihad’.

His comments have drawn criticism from other faculty members and student organizations.

The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Wednesday also protested against the “inflated” mark given by the state board and demanded that the university normalize the process.

Meanwhile, the ABVP staged a sit-in protest at the conference center of Delhi University from 5pm to 12pm on Thursday against “discriminatory attitudes in the admission process starting from October 4”.

The university announced the first cut-off on October 1, where there was an irregular spike compared to previous years and this spike was discriminatory for students living in remote rural areas because their resources and opportunities were less than those of students living there. In nearby cities, the student body said in a statement.

“Because of this high cut-off, only a handful of state board students where the results have been inflated have been admitted to the country’s most prestigious university, which is completely wrong,” the statement said.

Siddharth Yadav, Delhi state secretary of ABVP and national media convener, said they were urging the university to come up with some remedies so that students get equal opportunity as 99 per cent of them are also ineligible for admission in eminent colleges.

“However, Delhi University has not made any changes and is playing with the future of the students. The admission process should be done after normalizing the marks of all the state boards so that it is equal to all other students,” he added.

(PTI)

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