There is good news for students who want to study BA and BCom (Programme) at Delhi University this year. While calculating the best of four marks, students can include a vocational subject and will not face any disadvantage.
Till last year, including a vocational subject in these two courses while calculating the best of four marks would have meant a 2.5% deduction for each subject.
But now this means if a student has scored well in physical education, sculpture, web-designing or painting, then they can put the marks of the subject while calculating BFS along with one language and two other subjects.
In case of change of stream, such as science students wanting to enroll in BA Programme, then there will be a deduction of not more than 5%. This percentage is decided by the college.
“Till last year, students were not allowed to include a vocational subject in calculation of BFS but now the rule has been changed,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean students welfare.
But this is only true for these two courses and not for the others. For all others such as BA, BCom (Hons) courses, BFS calculation should include one language and three other academic subjects listed by the university.
The list of academic subjects has been further widened this year. Legal studies, accountancy, business studies are academic subjects now.
Inclusion of language in the calculation of BFS is important except for BSc (hons) in physical and life sciences. For physical science course, students need to calculate the marks of physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) and for life science it is physics, chemistry and biology.
Further, there are courses for which the university has imposed other conditions like for BCom and economics (Hons) it is important for students to have studied mathematics.
Including mathematics marks in the BFS is not mandatory. Business mathematics will be treated as equivalent to Mathematics for admission to BCom (Hons)/ BCom only.
However, Mathematics marks have to be added to the BFS if a candidate wants to study mathematics, statistics, computer science (Hons).
There are 55 courses offered by the Delhi University.