Delhi University has published guidelines for inclusion of curriculum from other state boards which are taught by the Central Board of Secondary Education in calculating cut-off scores.
Delhi University Colleges have issued guidelines to include other State Board subjects equivalent to those taught under Central Board of Secondary Education in the calculation of university cut-offs, as the Kerala State Board has witnessed a large number of student admissions. Sign.
There is an equivalent committee that decides which subjects of the State Board will be similar to the CBSE subjects and their inclusion when calculating the cut-off score – the average of the best marks out of four. “If they (the committee) say that a subject is not equivalent, then it cannot be included in the best of four,” said Rajiv Gupta, chairman, university admissions. A list was shared with them by meeting with the colleges on Tuesday.
Citing an example, Gupta said that CBSE has started Applied Mathematics as a subject that not all students are well versed in Mathematics, which means it is easier than Mathematics. The CBSE further wrote that students of applied mathematics will not be eligible for Physics (honors), chemistry (honors) and mathematics (honors). Requires a solid level of mathematics but it can be considered for B.Com (honors), ”he said.
The committee considers theories and practical elements, curriculum, etc., in deciding the equivalence, Gupta said.
For example, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has a subject titled Mathematics and Statistics, which will be considered equivalent to CBSE Mathematics as per the guidelines, while the Nagaland Board of School Education will also consider it as Fundamentals of Business Mathematics. Mathematics at CBSE.
However, Bihar School Education Board has 50-mark Hindi and English papers in addition to 100-mark question papers in both the subjects. The committee said that 50-mark question papers for application in DU colleges would not be considered for best-of-four average calculation.
Similarly, the guidelines state that the subject of accounting including computer accounting taught by Kerala Board of Higher Education will not be considered as equivalent to CBSE business studies. The Madhya Pradesh Business Economics paper will not be considered as equivalent to CBSE Economics.
Similarly, the secretarial practice of the Maharashtra Board will not be considered as equivalent to the business studies taught to CBSE students. Many colleges that have pegged 100 per cent cut-off for some courses have seen applications for perfect scorers from the Kerala State Board.
It has been revealed that certain colleges are rejecting the application without giving any substantive reason or are deliberately blocking the applications saying “clarification will be sought from the university”.
In a related development, the Students Federation of India has claimed that CBSE and its assessment should not be the deciding factor in admissions. “It has also been identified that CBSE and its procedures are a cause for concern for other state boards. These trends must be stopped and the university must be comprehensive,” the leftist student body said in a statement. It also accused discrimination against a “special state board”.
“DU is compelled to admit students who meet all the eligibility criteria. It is a shame that applicants are being discriminated against on the basis of their boards, while the hard work of applicants from these different boards is similar,” said the student.
It further alleged that a faculty member of the university had opposed the Kerala Board students for their admirable work and used words like “Marx Jihad”.
“The university must set up a system by which it can clear the doubts of the various boards, their curriculum, mark distribution and enumeration without putting the applicants at risk … We hope the university will issue necessary orders to streamline the admission process. Kerala Secondary Education For students on the board as well as for anyone on any other state board, “it said.
More than 2.87 lakh students have applied for undergraduate courses at Delhi University, down from 3.53 lakh last year, the highest number of candidates for CBSE.
More than 2.29 lakh applicants came from CBSE-affiliated schools, followed by Board of School Education Haryana (9,918), Council for the Indian School Certification Examination (9,659) and UP Board of High School and Intermediate Education (8,007). There were 4,824 applicants from the Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education.