DU to Hold Meeting on CBSE Plea for Marks Deduction this week

June 11, 2014

New Delhi : Delhi University is up to hold a meeting on CBSE request to review the marks deduction guideline for students who studied IP as an elective subject in Class 12. The varsity might come up with a decision by next week.

Earlier, the DU had announced that it would deduct 2.5% from the aggregate marks of applicants who opted for informatics practices in Class 12. As per the sources, the university is waiting for the dean of students' welfare, who is currently out of station, to return so that they can summon a meeting to look into the matter. According to the joint dean of students' welfare and media coordinator, Malay Neerav, any request for change in the university guidelines, either received from CBSE or any other recognized board, will be dealt with by the admissions committee, and their meeting is yet to be held.

Last week, Central Board of Secondary Education has criticized the Delhi University's decision to deduct 2.5% from the aggregate marks of those aspirants of four-year under graduate Programmes (FYUP) who had studied Informatics Practices as an elective subject in class XII, saying it ‘unfair’ and "discriminatory".

In a letter to the DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh, CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi asserted that a large number of students will be at disadvantageous position in the admission process as they have become aware of the decision at a very late stage. Joshi further emphasized that the CBSE treats all the courses of computer stream such as Computer Science and Informatics Practices at par with elective subjects.

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