Are you Delhi University aspirant? Here is a bad news for you

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Published: January 26, 2018 7:43:55 PM

If you are aspiring to enrol as a student at Delhi University, you might be a little disappointed with this new advancement.

Delhi University, CBSE board, DU admission, entrance exam in Delhi University, MHRD, Undergraduate students, Delhi university studentsIf you are aspiring to enrol as a student at Delhi University, you might be a little disappointed with this new advancement. (Representative Image: IE)

If you are aspiring to enrol as a student at Delhi University, you might be a little disappointed with this new advancement. Delhi University is mulling over to introduce an aptitude test for students from state boards. The idea behind this test is to address the issue of ‘disparity in marks’ due to moderation policy followed by various state education boards. So, if you are an aspirant from the state board, your 10th and 12th class marks won’t qualify you for the University unless you appear for an aptitude test. This new parameter will be applicable only to undergraduate students from state education boards and not for students from CBSE boards. A sub-committee had been constituted by the DU admission committee to ponder upon the proposal. After deliberations, the committee will be sending a recommendation to the university, who will further finalise the proposal. Reportedly, the admission committee is looking for a way to tackle the problem of disparity in the marking patterns of various education boards, and they have seriously mulled over the filtration in the form of an aptitude test.

However, the University thinks that it is difficult to organise an aptitude/entrance test as it will require robust system, manpower and infrastructure and DU lacks all of these. The aptitude test will require a robust mechanism as the number of students appearing for the exams can go up to lakhs. Reportedly, a sub-committee member has said, as per the new proposal, students will have to appear for a common examination to enrol in the field of their choice. He further stated that they will soon send a complete plan to the committee. However, DU is planning to outsource the necessary facilities required for the aptitude examination. Earlier, Delhi University had asked several education boards to send details of their moderation policy, so that they deliberate upon ways to put the new advancement in place.

Last year, students had dissented over the marks moderation policy as CBSE had decided to eliminate it from the boards. Further, CBSE had urged MHRD to direct state boards to follow the same, who perhaps didn’t agree.

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