DU admissions: Students confused about best-four policy

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New Delhi, May 21: Queries on the best-four policy and doubts regarding selection through sports and ECA quota today figured among the concerns raised by undergraduate admission seekers as DU held the first of its 'Open Days' counselling sessions.

Questions from students and parents were answered by Delhi University's Dean of Students Welfare JM Khurana during the exercise, which was held at the varsity's Conference Centre, situated opposite the Botany Department in North Campus.

DU: Best-4 policy confusing aspirants

"It is not clear what all subjects can be included in the best-four and what will be the deduction in case of vocational subjects?" an aspirant asked.

Another wanted to know "how will the colleges calculate the aggregate in case of sports quota admissions as the fitness test has been centralised from this year?" [DU admission process will begin from May 28]

Yet another candidate wondered whether "the trials for Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota admissions will also be centralised or if they will be conducted separately at colleges?"

Khurana explained that the best-four calculation policy has been simplified and it will include one language, two academic or elective subjects and the subject in which admission is being sought.

"In case the student is not including in the best four percentage the subject in which admission is sought, he or she will face a deduction of 2.5 per cent," he said.

From this year, it will be mandatory for students seeking admission in B.Com and Economics Honours courses to have mathematics as a subject in Std XII.

It, however, will not be mandatory for them to include it in their best-four.

Also, Business Studies, Home Science, Accountancy and Zoology will be considered as academic subjects, unlike earlier, when they were included in the vocational subjects category, Khurana said, adding that Physical Education honours and Music honours will not be considered as vocational but academic courses.

In order to simplify and enhance transparency in the admission process, the varsity has made certain changes in the admission guidelines and seat seekers are being made aware of it.


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