Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has sought 5% relaxation for students who have passed their Class XII boards from Delhi and seek admission to colleges funded by the Delhi government.
In a letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Sisodia also suggested that there should be an entrance exam for admissions to Delhi University.
“Due to anomalies in the admission process of DU which is based on cutoffs, lakhs of Delhi students suffer as applicants from other state boards have more marks than them. Recently, the scams behind the Gujarat and Bihar board toppers have come to light and because of such practices, students here are suffering,” he said in his letter.
Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, suggested that an entrance test should replace the cutoffs method for enrolment of students in DU.
“This will ensure students from all areas get equal opportunity,” he said.
He said that as Delhi government is funding 28 colleges annually, students from the city should be granted a relaxation of 5% while seeking admission to these colleges. He said that 2.5 lakh students pass out from Delhi schools annually and it is unfair if they are not able to get admission in DU colleges.
“Delhi government is giving `300 crore annually for 28 DU colleges run by it. So at least in these colleges, Delhi students should get relaxation of five marks from the current session,” Sisodia said.
The admission process for 54,000 seats in 63 DU colleges is currently underway. The admissions under the first cutoff list were completed on Saturday. The university will come out with the second cutoff list on July 4.