Delhi University has issued new admission guidelines according to which 2.5 per cent will be deducted from the percentile aggregate marks of the students who have taken up Informatics Practices in their class XII. They will be admitted into Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) on the basis of this newly introduced admission guideline.
Vineet Joshi, chairman, CBSE confirmed in a letter to the DU Vice-chancellor to review the guideline as a notable number of students were informed about the decision at a very late stage and this would eventually push them into an awkward position. He further adds that the CBSE treats all courses of computer stream including Informatics Practices and Computer Science on an equal level with the elective subjects.
The Chairman then went on requesting to form a team of experts to look into the contents of both the courses. He also pleaded to treat both the courses at par so the affected students do not face any type of discrimination at the time of admission.
Joshi further expressed his concern saying that the newly introduced guidelines are unfair and discriminatory for students who have studied Informatics practices as 2.5 per cent will be deducted from their percentage aggregate marks. He added by saying that such a rule does not exist as the students chose the subjects academically and administratively.