DU instructs to include state board subjects in merit list

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With Delhi University colleges witnessing a huge inflow of applications of students especially from the Kerala state board, the university has now issued guidelines on including subjects from other state boards too. These subjects would be equivalent to those taught under the Central Board of Secondary Education and they would be added while deciding upon the final merit list.

“If they (concerned committee) say that a subject is not equivalent to CBSE ones, it cannot be included in the Best of Four score,” said Rajeev Gupta, Chairman, Admissions at the university. Giving an example, Gupta also added that CBSE has started Applied Mathematics as a subject to help students who are not well-versed with Mathematics, which means it is much easier to understand than basic Mathematics of CBSE.

“CBSE has also mentioned that students of Applied Mathematics will not be eligible for Physics (Honors), Chemistry (Honors) and Mathematics (Honors). The Equivalence Committee considered it and found that the Applied Mathematics cannot be added for Economics (Honors) since the course requires a higher level of Mathematics, however, it can be easily considered for B. Com (Honors),” he said.

A meeting was held recently with college staff and a list was shared with them too. Also, there is a similar committee which decides upon subjects from state boards that would be similar to CBSE subjects and their inclusion while preparing the final cut off list which would be the average of best-of-four subject marks.