15 DU colleges remove 2.5% disadvantage rule for aspirants

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2015 07:27 IST

Fifteen Delhi University colleges have announced that they won’t be deducting any marks in case a student changes his/ her stream for admission to BA (Programme) and B.Com (Programme).

This year the University had given colleges freedom to put in a 2.5% disadvantage for students changing stream while taking admission to BA (Programme) and B.Com (Programme). The colleges were free to impose a disadvantage of up to 5% in cases of change of stream.

Colleges like Lady Shri Ram, Deen Dyal Upadhyaya, Acharya Narendra Dev and SGTB Khalsa are among the 15 colleges where students won’t be at any disadvantage if they change their streams.

The disadvantage rule is for students who have studied Science or Commerce in Class XII but want to study BA (Programme) and also for those who studied Science or Humanities in Class XII but want to study B.Com (Programme).

“I am a science student but want to study BA (Programme) because I want to prepare for civil services. I was disappointed after learning that some marks would be deducted because I am changing my stream. But this relaxation has brought relief for me now. I can take admission in a college of my choice now,” said Rupa Mishra, a DU aspirant.

The last day for admission under the first cut-off list is Saturday. The second cut-off list would be announced on June 30 and admission will begin the same day.

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