DU: Applicants With Legal Studies, Mass Media won’t be Penalised

New Delhi: With two more days left for the admission, DU has issued a notification stating that legal studies and mass media studies offered at Class 12 level will be treated as academic/elective subjects for admission to the courses concerned.

Apparently, Delhi University on Tuesday decided not to levy penalty of 2.5 percentage points for legal studies and mass media for aspirants seeking admissions in B.A political science (honours) and B.A journalism (honours).

DU: Legal studies applicants won't lose marks


Besides, the university has also made it clear that the candidates seeking admission in the B.A and B.Com programmes can include one non-listed academic/elective subject in the best-of-four aggregate, if there is no change in the stream. However, candidates will not be penalised for this.

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Notifying the guidelines by Ram Dutt, joint registrar (academic), on Tuesday, DU stated that students can now include legal studies and mass media studies in the best-of-four aggregate for admission to political science and journalism without any penalty.

The university also clarified that commerce/accountancy/ business studies shall be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purposes of admission to undergraduate courses.

Also, business mathematics will be treated as equivalent to mathematics for admission to B.Com and B.Com (Honours) programmes. For admission to vocational courses candidates can include up to two vocational subjects in the best of four.

According to TOI, "Those seeking admission to B.A and B.Com programmes, if more than one non-listed subject notified is included for calculation of Best of four, a disadvantage of 2.5 percentage points per subject may be levied in addition to disadvantage due to change of stream.

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