The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that the remaining exams of class 10th & 12th are canceled and the students will be promoted as per the CBSE scheme. The CBSE board has, however, granted a choice to students to appear for the remaining exams at a later date.
The Dean of Admission Delhi University, Shobha Bagai asserted that the University will conduct a meeting to discuss the amendments made by CBSE. The meeting will be conducted to assess the effect of CBSE’s decision on merit-based admission. She further told that CBSE’s decision will not affect the entrance based admission. However, for merit-based admission, the University will have to examine the scheme of CBSE and take a decision accordingly to bring parity between the already declared results of other states.
Every year Delhi University receives the maximum number of registration in undergraduate courses from CBSE board students. Last year the University received 2,58,388 applications out of which 2,05,434 applicants were CBSE students.
A professor of Rajdhani College (DU) and a retired member of Delhi University’s admission committee, Pankaj Garg told that there can be changes in the University’s evaluation process to a greater extent due to CBSE’s recently proposed scheme. He said that the University offers honors courses in subjects like Sociology, Geography, and Hindi, and it’s compulsory to include these subjects while calculating the best four. The exams for all these subjects and many other subjects for northeast Delhi students were not taken due to coronavirus pandemic. If the students do not score well in these subjects as per the evaluation scheme they might miss the opportunity to get enrolled in DU.
DECISION OF CANCELLATION OF EXAMS WILL AFFECT THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS WHO DID NOT TAKE PRE BOARD SERIOUSLY
The delayed process of Delhi University admission is already creating tensions among the University officials and principals of various colleges. The principal of Hansraj College, Rama Sharma said that the admissions fir the University of Delhi are already late due to the spread of Covid-19 and University is waiting for the release of CBSE class 12th results. He further asserted that the option of appearing for board exams later may further delay the admission process of the University if Delhi.
Delhi University started its registration process for admission in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on 20th June. The University of Delhi has not announced any date for releasing the first cutoff list as the University is waiting for the release of CBSE’s class 12th results.