After qualifying in the first Delhi University cut off list, Durgesh Saini from Alwar in Rajasthan had applied for Zoology Hons. at Hansraj College. Upon filling his marks in the Delhi University admission portal calculator, it showed him that he had met the criteria for admission. He got an email from the college, two days later, in which the college stated that his application has been rejected since he calculated his marks wrongly.
A major concern has come up for students like Saini who have studied from the Rajasthan board, where their applications are getting canceled by colleges. This is because 14 internal assessment marks are given to the students by the Rajasthan board that is unaccepted by the Delhi University.
Saini said that the board gives 14 marks while they get marked out of 86 for theory and practical. He was unaware of this and thought that he had got admission.
Another applicant said that on trying, he did not get any help from the helpdesk. He said that they took a few days just to say that his admission will be possible only if he recalculates his marks.
An NSUI member, Vaibhav Yadav, claimed that he had received several such queries from students. He added that class XII students suffer since they are usually clueless about the norms of central universities. Unlike earlier, the lack of offline interaction has made this process even more difficult. All the aspects and factors involved in online admissions have not been explained by DU. The admission portal should be updated by the university with accurate information so that the students do not get rejected.
Shobha Bagai, Dean (Admission), however, said that they have clearly mentioned that internal assessment marks will not be used for any calculations. The bulleting should be read by the students carefully. Because of DU’s policies, over the years, many school boards have done away with internal assessment marks.