Students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) and other similar international boards may have to experience difficulties securing admission in a Delhi University (DU) program this year.
The results of IB and many other international boards are usually announced either by the end of June or in the first week of July. However, the admission process in the DU by that time will be halfway through, meaning students from those boards may have to miss out on the opportunities they were looking for.
Several prominent schools in Delhi and across the rest of India, including the likes of Amity Global School and GD Goenka World School, are currently affiliated to the IB board and the University of Cambridge. Unfortunately for students enrolled in these boards are required filling up the centralized OMR forms just like other students.
“Whenever their result is declared, these candidates may be considered in whichever cutoff list their results come under subject to availability of seats in the colleges,” Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of students welfare, said.
The overall grades obtained by students from these boards are calculated in equivalence to the grades of CBSE. For example, when a student scores seven in the qualifying IB board exam, it will be considered equivalent to 96 to 100 per cent in CBSE. Similarly, someone who scores a seven, will be clubbed with CBSE students who score in the 83 – 95 per cent marks bracket.
For students of schools affiliated to the Cambridge University, a Grade-A student will be deemed equivalent to CBSE’s 90 to 100 per cent marks bracket.
But there is catch too – students who opt for admission in an honors course are mandatorily required to have passed the subject at an advanced level. For example, for Anthropology and Geology honors programs, the candidates are required to pass one science subject (out of Phy, Che, Maths and Bio) at the advance level.