No Special Treatment to CBSE students, says DU
While rejecting Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plea for extra weightage, Delhi University in a communication to the board has said that the varsity will not offer any "special" treatment to the UG aspirants from the board.
A senior official in a meeting said, being a central university, DU treats Class 12 marks given by all boards in the country equally.
CBSE’s plea for extra weightage in marks for its students has been rejected by the DU.
The Board has earlier asked for ‘appropriate weightage’ of marks as it does not inflate marks like the other state boards.
A senior official from the DU said, being a central university, DU treats Class 12 marks given by all boards in the country equally.
DU is all set to begin with the undergraduate (UG) admission process from May 22.
What the CBSE said in its plea?
The board had earlier sought "appropriate weightage" for Class 12 students seeking admissions to the undergraduate programmes CBSE initiated this move so that the board does not lose out to candidates from other state boards that "inflate" Class 12 marks.
What the DU replied?
In order to decide on the request of CBSE, DU's admission committee has set up a sub-committee of four college principals. The meeting was held on April 24 by the Union HRD ministry. Further, the meeting was attended by 32 school education boards across the nation. After a prolonged discussion, all the boards along with ministry agreed not to spike marks.
While coming on the issue, a DU official in a recent report said, "There have been issues with the boards from Tamil Nadu, Kerala or Andhra Pradesh among others on inflating marks. But they are not exceptions as even CBSE had been 'inflating' marks in the past."
Meanwhile, DU is all set to begin with the undergraduate (UG) admission process from May 22.
In 2016, over 1 lakh applications were received in two days by the university for its 60,000 undergraduate seats which actually raised concerns about whether colleges would increase their cut-offs. From Delhi itself, DU received a total of nearly 2.5 lakh applications.
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