Students from international boards may suffer during DU admissions

  • Shradha Chettri, Hindustan Times, New delhi
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2015 19:31 IST

Students enrolled in schools affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB) and other international boards will face difficulty in securing admissions in Delhi University this year.

The results of International Baccalaureate and other international boards are declared either in the last week of June or in early July.

The admission process of Delhi University, by that time however, will be more than halfway through and such students might end up losing their seats as a result.

A number of big and prominent schools in the city — like Amity Global School and GD Goenka World School — are affiliated to the IB boards and University of Cambridge. Students affiliated to these boards and applying to the university are required to fill up the centralised optical mark registration (OMR) forms as everyone else.

“Whenever their result is declared, these candidates may be considered in whichever cutoff list their results come under subject to availability of seats in the colleges,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of students welfare.

The grades that the students of such boards obtain are calculated in equivalence to the grades of Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE). For instance, if a student secure a score of seven in the IB board, then it will be considered as 96-100%. Accordingly, the 6 grade scorer would come in the 83-95% marks bracket. While for the University of Cambridge, Grade A with a star would be in the 90-100 bracket, while just A will be in the 80-89 bracket.

However, students seeking admission to an honours course must have required to have passed the subject at the advanced level. For Geology and Anthropology honours courses, the candidate must have passed one science subject at the advance level out of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Similarly, for candidate seeking admission to honours course in Physics or Chemistry, the applicants must have passed Mathematics and additional Mathematics at the ordinary level and at least one subject at the advanced level out of either - Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics (Pure and Applied), Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at the ordinary level and one subject at the advance level.

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