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LSR's new admission criteria

With Delhi University doing away with the entrance exam for English, students aspiring to study English Honours at LSR College will have to face tough competition this year.

delhi Updated: May 23, 2008 16:54 IST
Swaha Sahoo

Students aspiring to study English Honours at Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College will have to face tough competition this year. With Delhi University doing away with the entrance exam for English, the college has set a minimum requirement of 70 per cent in English. Moreover, it will also give a two per cent weightage to students who score 80 per cent and above in English in their Class XII exams.

"Since we have to judge students on the basis of Class XII marks, we had come up with the minimum qualifications," said Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator at LSR.

The college has also introduced a four per cent negative weightage for students from the Commerce stream wanting to apply for BA in Economics honours.

"The Economics department found that in the last few years very few humanities students had made it since the Class XII marks for commerce were so high," said Khandelwal.

"Moreover, Economics is purely a humanities subject and teachers wanted to give students from humanities a chance," she said. However, students applying for Economics have to secure a minimum of 60 per cent in Math, she added.

In another change, LSR has removed the four per cent negative weightage for commerce students applying for Psychology that they had introduced a couple of years ago.

"Students across streams will be treated at par for Psychology. We realised that not many schools offered Psychology as a subject and the combinations also varied," said Khandelwal.

"While some treated Psychology as part of humanities, others gave it with commerce. So it was not fair to punish students just because they had to study commerce in order to study Psychology," she added.

Students interested in applying for Math will also have to secure a minimum of 85 per cent in Math and those interested in Statistics will need at least 80 per cent in Math to qualify.