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Delhi University may scrap additional riders for all courses

NEW DELHI: With Delhi University set to release an updated bulletin of information on undergraduate admissions on Monday, sources stated it used to be most likely that the extra eligibility criteria presented for all topics could be completed away with.

The college is amending the standards following orders from Delhi top courtroom. A student had moved courtroom over the extra eligibility criteria presented for BA (Hons) Economics and BCom (Hons). On Friday, HC requested the college to go back to the outdated eligibility criteria in those two classes and extend the registration process till June 22. Earlier, the final day for registration used to be June 14.

Under the new criteria, the college had made inclusion of mathematics obligatory within the calculation of the best-of-four for BCom (Hons). Also, an applicant used to be required to have scored 50% or extra in mathematics to be eligible. Till final yr, even pass marks within the subject would have sufficed.

The additional eligibility criteria used to be presented for a host of other topics. The new necessities included at least 55% in English and Hindi for English (Hons) and Hindi (Hons), respectively. Till final yr, there used to be no such requirement. Even for language classes, reminiscent of Persian, Urdu, Arabic (Hons) and BA programme, DU had presented a rider of 40% in both Class X or XII in those topics.

“The admission committee has been advised to seem into all criteria which are going to disadvantage scholars. It’s most likely that the extra eligibility necessities may be completed away in all cases,” a senior college professional, on situation of anonymity, stated.

Quashing the modification, a bench of Justices Anu Malhotra and Talwant Singh had stated, “There is no dispute that you simply (DU) should be in track with the times. Nothing prevents you from improving the training requirements. No one is saying that your resolution isn't right, but your timing is probably not right.” DU can perform any modification within the eligibility criteria by way of giving a six-month notice ahead of the admissions, it added. However, the adjustments on the subject of reducing of percentage deduction for exchange in streams from 2.5% to at least one% will stay.

The HC ruling has come as a shot within the arm for a number of scholars. Varun Jatav, who sought after to pursue Hindi (Hons), stated: “I had 54% marks in Hindi in my Class XII boards. Due to the new regulations that had been presented, I used to be no longer in a position to refill the form.” Jatav, who hails from Haryana, stated his best-of-four got here to 85%.

The adjustments effected by way of DU had come on the advice of committees within the respective departments. According to the principles, those ideas should be ratified by way of the standing committee and the academic in addition to government councils after which they are notified. But, normally, as soon as the standing committee approves the adjustments, those are licensed by way of the vice-chancellor. At the statutory frame meetings, those adjustments are indexed as reporting pieces. Hence, this yr, even ahead of the topic reached the courtroom, the EC individuals had written to VC, asking him to withdraw those criteria, as they did not have suitable approvals.

Now, because the college is taking a relook at those adjustments, the admission time table has gone haywire — right from freeing cutoffs to the trial time table for sports and extra-curricular activities.

St Stephen’s College has additionally extended its dates and the cut-off for interviews will now be launched on June 24.

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