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DU admission: EC against key changes in eligibility

THE ASIAN AGE. | GAURAV PANDEY
Published : Jun 13, 2019, 1:30 am IST
Updated : Jun 13, 2019, 1:30 am IST

For Economics, 60 per cent marks are required while for English, Philosophy and Social Work it’s 55 per cent.

Delhi University
 Delhi University

NEW DELHI: The Delhi University executive council (EC), in a letter, has asked the vice-chancellor the reasons behind the drastic changes in the eligibility criteria for various undergraduate courses admission as these changes have been effected without seeking sanction from the EC.

The members of EC, along with the academic council (AC), were shocked to find major changes in the basic criteria which is the variance with the eligibility criteria being applied till the last academic session.

“These changes do not have sanction of the academic council, even the standing committee constituted for this purpose does not have the proportional representation of different segment of the elected members. Changes were made deliberately in seven undergraduate courses including B.com (H), B.com, B.A (Prog.), B.A (H), B.A Economics (H), BSc (H) in Maths and Statistics,” EC member Dr. J.L. Gupta said.

The eligibility criteria in B.com (Hons) has been changed as now 1.50 per cent or more marks in Business Mathematics/Mathematics are required which earlier was mandatory passing requirement. And the aggregate has been increased from 40 per cent to 60 per cent with number of new conditionalities attached. In B.com, an aggregate of 40 per cent marks in qualifying examination has been increased to 60 per cent. In B.A (H), an aggregate of 45 per cent marks in qualifying examination has been changed. For Economics, 60 per cent marks are required while for English, Philosophy and Social Work it’s 55 per cent.

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