‘Best of 4’ calculation stumps Delhi University aspirants

  • Kamakshi Bhat, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2015 19:14 IST

It is not just Delhi University’s north campus where students have been rushing in with their queries this year. A large number of colleges in south Delhi too have seen a number of students flocking in with their doubts, most of which pertain to the way the best of four percentage is supposed to be calculated.

One of the many who did rounds of south campus colleges on Tuesday is Shambhavi, a DU aspirant, who had come to Kamla Nehru College to understand how the best of four marks calculation worked.

“The colleges have been really vague and they are not ready to tell us properly how the best of four calculation will work. Understanding the calculation becomes important for us in knowing in which colleges we stand a chance of qualifying,” said Shambhavi.

Authorities at Kamla Nehru College are asking the students to refer to last year cutoffs to get an idea as to what to expect this year.

“One of the officials who spoke to us asked us to take a look at last year’s cutoff. However, that doesn’t make any sense as this year there is going to be one uniform cutoff for all streams,” said another DU aspirant Maidali, who had come to the college from Kolkata.

Students at present find themselves in a fix with the registration process still being only online and hence no help desks having been put up to answer their queries.

“They keep telling us to come on June 5 for the forms. We tried telling them that we have filled the registration forms online and want some queries answered. They asked us to come back on June 5 instead,” said another student Jyoti, who was waiting at
Gargi College’s administrative block.

A number of students who made the trip to south Delhi on Tuesday also were hopeful of the cutoffs coming down this year.

“I feel the cutoffs will go down this year as the overall performance has declined, especially for Mathematics and it has also been made a compulsory subject for the calculation of best of four percentage for the B.Com (Hons) course,” said Gaurav Sharma.

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