International boards students likely to lose chance for admission in DU
New Delhi: Students of schools affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB) and other international boards may lose on the opportunity for admission in Delhi University as their class XII results will be declared much after the varsity announcing its first cut-off.
The results of International Baccalaureate and other international boards are declared either in the last week of June or in early July.
The application process for DU's undergraduate courses will conclude on June 15 and with the first cut-off set to be announced on June 25, the admission process will be more than halfway through by the time their board results are announced and such students might end up losing seats as a result.
“Students of these boards are required to fill up the centralised optical mark registration (OMR) forms as everyone else. However, these students will be considered in whichever cut-off list their results come under subject to availability of seats in the colleges,” Deputy Dean of Students' Welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja said.
The difference in the timing of the results and application process, is likely to affect chances of even top scorers desirous of securing admission in prestigious DU colleges where cut-offs shoot up to 100 per cent and seats get filled on the first day itself.
Explaining the calculation of marks policy for the students from the international boards, Tuteja said, “DU treats the grades that the students of such boards obtain in equivalence to the marks of Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE).”
For example, if a student has secured a score of seven in the IB board, then their marks are considered in the bracket of 96-100 per cent.
Similarly, the 6 grade scorer comes in the 83-95 per cent marks bracket.
While for the University of Cambridge, Grade A with a star is considered in the 90-100 bracket, while just A falls in the 80-89 bracket.
“Like for CBSE students, the students from these boards will be required to have passed the subject in which they are seeking admission to an honours course. For courses in Geology and Anthropology honours, the candidate must have passed one science subject at the advance level out of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology,” he said.
American Embassy School, The British School, Amity Global School, GD Goenka World School school and Pathways World School are among the prominent schools in Delhi-Northern Capital Region (NCR) that are affiliated to the IB boards and University of Cambridge.