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Practical marks breather for state board aspirants at DU

education Updated: Apr 11, 2016 12:05 IST
Heena Kausar
Delhi Univeristy

DU is likely to stop deducting 10 marks from the aggregate scores of applicants who have studied subjects that have practical component of more than 30%.(Chinmaya Sharma/HT Photo)

Good news for applicants from non-CBSE Boards applying for admissions to Delhi University.

The University is likely to stop deducting 10 marks from the aggregate scores of applicants who have studied subjects that have practical component of more than 30%.

“Marks of such applicants will be adjusted on pro-rata basis,” said AK Bhagi, member of the admission committee.

Till last year, DU deducted 10 marks or 2.5 percentage points from the score of applicants who included subjects not having 70 marks for theory and 30 marks for practical.

Some state boards allot 60 marks for theory and 40 for practical. Due to this many students had to lose out marks while applying to DU despite scoring well in their board exams.

Bhagi said that corresponding marks will be calculated and applied to the best of four. “If you have a subject which has 40 marks for practical and 60 for theory then corresponding marks will be calculated and applied,” he said.

Students having studied science stream and vocational subjects will benefit most by the new rule, he said.

The decision was taken recently by a 24-member admission committee, consisting of academic, executive council members, principals and university representatives. There are 54,000 undergraduate seats available in around 70 colleges affiliated to the university.

The recommendations by admission committee will now be sent to the vice-chancellor for final approval.

DU’s admission process, which will be fully online, will begin from May 24. Among other changes in the admission policy this year, the university has decided to allow students to make online payment for their college fees.

Unlike previous years when students had to wait for hours in long queues at the college to submit the fee, this year students can make online payment using the university website.

Till last year successful applicants had to go to college concerned and submit the admission fee after getting academic and identity documents verified from the college admission committee. Many students had complained about not being able to submit fee on time due to long queues.