Delhi High Court dismissed the plea on Friday that was brought in by students regarding the cut off marks calculation under Delhi University. They even asked to bring in a uniform admission procedure that would help them to study well managing a better environment. Students were well aware about the rules and regulations of the Board and even after that, they took a chance with a hope acknowledging the desired position. Last month various student unions demanded for realistic cut-offs when the first cut off went to 100% for few courses.
This Friday Delhi High Court revealed that “The petitioners, thus, at the time of applying for admission, with the knowledge of the cut-off marks of previous year and of the clause aforesaid (on cut-off calculations), are deemed to have merely taken a chance while applying for admission to the University and its affiliate colleges.”
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Students from multiple State Boards such as Kerala, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana come out with the plea that include a standard admission process along with the effective calculation of cut off marks. According to them, there always remains a difference of 2-3% while calculating the aggregate for best of four subjects. Each college maintains their individual criteria and thus this variation happens that develops a controversial situation for the students.
They claim that that the deduction of 10% marks in case of students from the State Board is completely unfair that threatens their entire vocation. Even they dare to challenge a DU circular that divulges that the students should possess a 70% aggregate as theory as well as for sans international appraisal.
CBSE pattern incorporates a 70:30 ratio for practical and theory. 20% goes to internal evaluation and again 20% for practical and rest 60% is divided for theory and practical exams. As per the petition, “Thus, even if a student has obtained 100 per cent marks, he will be evaluated only on the 60 per cent written exam, excluding marks obtained in practical test which is an integral part of the exams.”
Delhi High Court however denied the appeal from students and even held them responsible applying for the colleges without going through the admission guidelines there. Court does not want to alter DU’s decision and even revealed that the Court has no right to interfere with a decision from the education/academic experts. However, Court with Justice R S Endlaw requested DU to reconsider the calculation of cut off marks revising the admission procedure for the next academic session.
Delhi University needs to initiate this process three months before the commencement of admission procedure ensuring the eligible students are able to seek admission without any difficulties. The Court also asked that DU have to announce this decision publicly and also have to communicate with other State Boards that would be useful to develop a better career for the aspiring candidates.