July 3, 2015 3:47:14 am
Alleging discrimnation against state board students, a Delhi University (DU) aspirant from Kerala has filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, challenging the university’s admission guidelines. Under rules, 10 per cent marks are to be deducted from the best of four score, in case the theory to practical marks ratio is not according to DU guidelines. The matter will be heard on Friday.
The petitioner Thabassum Ahammad N K — who has a 100 per cent score in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) — has alleged that despite his record, he did not get admission.
As per DU’s guidelines, “all the discipline subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exams (theory does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) in the qualifying exam for the purpose of being treated as academic/elective subject.” The Kerala State Board, however, has a 60 per cent theory component, 20 per cent internal assessment and 20 per cent practicals. ENS
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