After CBSE releases its criteria for evaluating class 12th students on Thursday, Delhi University’s acting Vice-Chancellor, PC Joshi said things have now become clearer for a large chunk of students looking to start college this year. He also added while the Education Ministry is yet to take a call on adopting a Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), DU is likely to start the admission registration process from mid-July.
Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) policy was submitted to the Supreme court and got its approval on 17th June, Thursday. According to the policy by the 13-member panel Class 12th evaluation will be given with a 30% weightage of Class 10th, 30% weightage of Class 11th and a 40% weightage of Class 12th scores. The results will be declared by 31st July.
“Things have now become clearer for a large chunk of applicants. Now I feel that looking at this, other boards are going to decide (their evaluation criteria), A good number of boards will take inspiration from the CBSE since it is the largest.” PC Joshi said.
He added, “I think by the end of July boards will start declaring results. Yesterday, we had a meeting and we plan to start registrations by mid-July.”
“The Education Ministry has not yet decided on it. There is always a possibility of (adopting) the CUCET,” said Joshi, who is a member of the CUCET committee which has submitted its report to the Education Ministry. He also mentioned that if the government approves the adoption of CUCET, it can be helpful but if it does not happen, marks given by the board shall be considered and like every year merit-based list will be created this year too.
In addition, Rajeev Gupta, chairman of DU admission Committee said, “CBSE has declared their assessment policy but we are also waiting for the state boards to declare their evaluation criteria for assessing the class XII students. If they also adopt CBSE’s assessment criteria, it is well and good. DU will start the registration process from July and the admissions from the middle of August but if the state boards delay declaring assessment process, the admission will also be delayed.”
“Since DU is a pan-India university, they cannot go with only CBSE’s results. We will have to wait for other state boards for fair and transparent admission and to ensure all students get admissions equally without any issue,” he added.
Gupta termed the CBSE’s criteria for the evaluation of Class 12 students a “good formula”. “From day one we had said that whatever the CBSE will decide, we will be happy to honour it. Through the formula they have given, the results will be declared in percentage form and that’s what we wanted. I don’t feel that we will have any problem,” he said.
Gupta also said, “CBSE is a big authority and we believe it and its policy. So, we don’t think there is a need for adopting any new formula”
DU releases a merit-based cut off every year for UG admissions based on students’ marks in CBSE and other boards. The varsity received more than three lakh applications last year for UG admissions.
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