CBSE won’t award students extra marks for difficult questions in exams this year, a reason often cited behind pompous scores in 12th Class board exams that in turn lead to fatally high cutoffs at the Delhi starters.
The race for admissions in top Universities of country is now started and in Delhi University around 56,000 seats in undergraduate courses will begin from Monday morning. Filling of Online registration form for St will be done till 12 June. Out of 60 courses students can opt for any one according to their choice and Interest which is being offered by around 63 colleges under the university.
On June 20, the first cutoff will be announced with sources which are estimating that qualifying marks this year may go very down by one to two percentage points as compared to the last year on account of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) doing away with the policy of composure.
Doing away with the composure means CBSE won’t award students for difficult questions in exams with extra marks, a reason often refer to behind bloated scores in Class 12 board exams that in turn lead to unpredictable high cutoffs at the Delhi university.
“If students are getting lower marks only due to doing away with moderation results in then hypothetically the cutoffs will also go lower by one or two percentage points. But we can only say this with certainty only after the CBSE results are announced,” said by university sources.However, this may not help students very much even if the cutoffs go lower because the number of students applying for DU is likely to see a high increase in amount.
Let us understand this process of admission through an example: Let’s say ‘N’ number of students used get 98% marks. The highest marks this year is 96% due to no moderation. The number of students achieving the highest of 96% will remain almost same as last years, which results in same number of students, so the competition remains same,” said by sources
So the benefit for the students is that instead of competing at 98%, they will now have to score only 96%, sources added. CBSE had requested DU to give proper and necessary weightage to its students for this season, but being very clear and Frank the university said that they cannot treat students differently as they from different boards with different benchmark or standard.
Most of the applications received by DU are from CBSE i.e around 80% university officials himself said this. A new system is introduced according to that CBSE will send a CD of their board results to the university and with this help of this amazingly when the students will enter their board roll no in the admission form the system will automatically automatically fetch their results and the same procedure is applied for students coming from other boards also.” Said by a member of DU’s admission committee-MK Pandit. Official said that they will announce six cutoffs this year and the last cutoff will be released on July 13. “From 20 july, the academic session will begin. And more lists will only be declared in the case when even after the sixth cut off the seats will remain vacant.
Addition of Two thousand more seats
University Has only 54,000 seats till last year and they received registrations of more than 2.5 lakh candidates. Inspired from these numeric values the Executive council has given approval to twenty new courses in University at its various colleges.Having some good news for lakhs of applicants every year the university has added more than 2000 seats in various courses and colleges, which lead to a total of 56,000 seats which is offered to students this year. Computer science, BSc (Honors) has been approved by the executive council to be started at six colleges, including Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Miranda House. Similarly at Ram Lal Anand college, Swami Shraddhanand College and Shyam Lal College, BSc (Honors) Mathematics has been approved and will start from this year.
Changes till last date:
This year university will allow candidates to make amendments in their online registration forms till June 12 which is the last date of registration even if the students had already submitted the form and made the payment.Till last year, they were not allowed to make any type of changes in their form after the fees had been paid and they form has been submitted successfully.
Pandit ( member of admission committee) said “But now applicants can make changes till the last date. Suppose you are an applicant and have submitted a form only to later realize that you have forgotten to apply to some courses, then you can do now after submission.” University officials said “This steps will help students if by chance they had made any mistakes and want to correct it later.”
While changing college no more wait for fees refund:
In previous year if any student had to change the college he will have to pay the full fees to the other college and will have to wait for almost three months for a refund.From this year onwards Students will have to no longer wait for colleges to a refund their fees if by any a reason I they change their college. The amount already paid as annual fee at one college will be adjusted as the required fees, in case a student changes the college.
Dean student’s welfare Gurpreet Tuteja said “If a student has paid Rs 8,000 as fee at one college, but later he decides to change to a college where the fee is Rs 12,000, then the student will have to only pay Rs 4,000 extra now,”
NCR girls to get automatic registration for NCWEB( Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board):
In the mission or aim of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, the university will automatically register female applicants from NCR for DU’s Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) when they fill the centralized admission form and opt for either B.com(Pass) and BA (Programme) or both. NCWEB offers only two undergraduate courses( BA and B.com ) at its various centers where classes are held only on Sunday and are only open for female students belonging from NCR.
Pandit said “The female candidate will not to pay separate fees. They will be automatically registered and can opt for centres under the women’s board or regular DU colleges,”
New Best of 4 rule for BCom (hons) aspirants:
Students applying to BCom (Honours), one of the most sought after courses in Delhi University, will now have to face a new method to calculate the ‘Best of Four’ marks. The university has divided the subjects that can be counted in the ‘Best of Four’ in three categories — C1, C2 and others.
C1 category has two parts. Part 1 languages – Hindi and English — and Part 2 core subjects — Mathematics, Accountancy, Business Studies/Commerce, Economics. Cutoffs are calculated based on marks of one of the languages and best of three marks among core subjects. “Student takes one language from C1 and three subjects from C1’s core subjects to calculate their ‘Best of Four’,” said officials.
The C2 category has twenty subjects.
But if a student takes one subject from C2 instead of C1 core subjects, then one percentage point will be deducted from the aggregate marks. “Suppose you take one language and two subjects from C1 core subjects and one from C2 then 1% will be deducted. For every subject added from C2, a deduction of one percent will be done,” officials said.
For students, who opt for subjects outside C1 and C2, there will be deduction of 2.5% per subject in aggregate,” officials said. For applying to the BCom course, applicants must have passed Mathematics/Business Mathematics at Class XII exam or equivalent exam.