The Delhi University (DU) has formulated a new criteria to offer admissions to undergraduate programmes for the academic session 2014-15.
According to the new criteria, the Delhi University has decided to deduct 2.5 percentage from the best of four aggregate if the subject applied is not the part of class 12 curriculum or not included in the best of four.
The online registration process at DU commenced on May 28, 2015, which will be followed by offline registrations starting on June 2, 2015.
About 31 subjects have been listed out by DU, which may be included in the best of four score. Subjects not mentioned in the list may result in a deduction of 2.5 percentage for each subject.
According to DU, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) do not have commerce as a subject. Thus, Accountancy will be considered equivalent to Commerce and no penalty will be attached.
Likewise, Biology/Biotechnology as well as Business Studies will be considered equivalent to academic/elective subjects.
Similarly, Informatics Practices will be treated as equivalent to Computer Science for admission into Bachelor of Science (B Sc) Honors in Computer Science.
Music and Physical Education will be considered as academic/elective only for Honors courses in the respective two disciplines.
However, including the Music and Physical Education in the best of four score to apply for other courses may be resulted in penalty.
A language, core, elective or functional, has to be included in the best of four score.
In case, a candidate has studied both elective and core in any language, then the core language will be considered as language, while the elective will be treated as an academic/elective subject.
Candidates aspiring for admission into Honors courses in any language may face a deduction of 5 percentage points, if they have not studied the language at the qualifying level.
For programmes in Commerce, Economics, Mathematics as well as Statistics, candidates must have passed Mathematics as a subject in the qualifying examination. A minimum of 50% in Mathematics is mandatory for admission into B.Sc courses.
A second language may be treated as one of the other elective subjects, if the mark-sheet mentions the other language to be an elective course.
For admission to Honors in English or Hindi, the candidate should have cleared that language paper in Class XII, and the marks have to be included for the best-of-four-subjects calculation.
Accoring to TOI "DU will only regard a specific set of subjects as academic subjects to grant admissions; all other subjects which are offered by different examination boards will be treated as non-elective. "