DU Admissions 2019: Five members of the Executive and Academic Councils of Delhi University have written to the Vice-Chancellor demanding a rollback of the changes in the eligibility criteria for admissions in various Undergraduate Courses on Friday. The members called these changes “drastic” and “arbitrary”.
Varsity recently in an unexpected move changed the eligibility criteria for admissions in seven Undergraduate Courses including BA Economics (Hons) and B.Com (Hons) without any prior information.
These changes include making maths compulsory to be included in “best of four” for BA Economics (Hons) and a minimum 50% or more marks in Mathematics for B.Com (Hons).
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EC members J L Gupta and Rajesh Jha, and AC members Seema Das, Sudhanshu, and Pradeep Kumar. They said these changes can adversely affect the reserved category students and demanded old eligibility criteria be restored.
“These changes are arbitrary, unwarranted and uncalled for as the admissions are finalized on the basis of merit as reflected in the cut-off of the various courses and thus causing chaos among the students. As per the rules and regulations of our university, such major policy decisions must be taken in the Academic Council which have far-reaching consequences for SC, ST, OBC, and EWS students. The students have been caught unaware and they must be given sufficient time to adapt themselves to these changes.” contained the letter written by Executive and Academic Council’s of Delhi University to Vice-Chancellor.