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DU decision on marks deduction discriminatory: CBSE

New Delhi: CBSE has described as “unfair” and “discriminatory” Delhi University's decision to deduct 2.5 per cent from the aggregate marks of those aspirants of the four-year under graduate course who had opted for Informatics
PTI June 05, 2014 17:15 IST
PTI
New Delhi: CBSE has described as “unfair” and “discriminatory” Delhi University's decision to deduct 2.5 per cent from the aggregate marks of those aspirants of the four-year under graduate course who had opted for Informatics Practices as an elective subject in their class XII exams.  

Taking strong exception to the DU guidelines for admission into undergraduate programme, the Central Board of Secondary Education has sought review of the decision and accord same advantage to those who had opted for Informatics Practices.

 In its admission guidelines, the DU has said the students who had chosen Informatics Practices in class XII tend to lose 2.5 per cent from the percentage aggregate marks for admission into FYUP.

In a letter to DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh, CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi asked the university to review the decision saying a large number of students will be at disadvantageous position in the admission process as they have become aware of the decision at a very “late stage”.  

Joshi said CBSE treats all the courses of computer stream such as Computer Science and Informatics Practices on par with elective subjects.