For students who studied in schools affiliated with International Baccalaureate (IB) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education, admission to under graduate programmes in Delhi University is going to be a tedious process.
While these students are still waiting for their Class 12 results, the university has made it clear that these students will be considered only if the results are available by the time seats are left in colleges.
The results of these boards will be out in July and August.
Though the university has provision for admission of these students, they always end up running from one college to the other to make sure they get a seat.
While students of IB get indicative grades — on the basis of which they get provisional admission — students of International General Certificate of Secondary Education will have to wait till August to know their fate.
In Delhi and NCR few schools such as American Embassy School, Pathways World School and GD Goenka World School have IB curriculum and DPS International School, Pushp Vihar; Suncity School and British School have IGCSE recognised by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
In IGCSE, academic sessions are conducted twice a year, in May or June and October or November that implies that results are out in August and January.
"Considering this situation our school initiates academic cycle in October, thus students have already received their scores and applying in various courses in DU. No doubt students in schools that start academic cycle in May have hard time to face during admission in Indian universities that conduct sessions from July," said Ameeta Mishra from DPS International School, Pushp Vihar.
The seats in the more sought after colleges are filled after release of first and second cut-off lists. This year, the first and second cut-offs will be declared on June 15 and 21, respectively.
According to university experts, students should approach the colleges separately to know about the scope of admission. For instance, Lady Sri Ram College encourages applicants to post their predicted grades to the college before June 30.
"Most of the well known colleges in DU give admission to our students since they understand the working of international bodies. But it is true that students need to do extra work in convincing college authorities at the time of admission since seats get filled in colleges in June and our students receive final results in the first week of July,” said Nita Bali, principal, GD Goenka World School, Gurgaon.
Bali further added: “I think that Association of Indian Universities should work closely with Indian and international boards to streamline the admission process.”