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Delhi University UG Admissions, 2019: Andhra Pradesh Board Students Struggle to get a Seat in Delhi University

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Delhi University released its first cut-off list for 2019 Under Graduate Admissions, on June 28, 2019. After the cut-off has been released, Andhra Pradesh Board Students can be seen struggling to get a seat at DU.

The students of Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP), are facing difficulty in securing a seat at DU, as they follow the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system, which DU has declined to accept.


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To calculate the percentage of students for admissions, average marks based on the CGPA will be considered, which has led to a reduction in the overall percentage of students of AP Board, who may lose out on a seat in the top college under DU.

Delhi University, suggested this method, replying to a student from the AP Board, who had made a request to learn the admission process, based on the CGPA system.

A few AP Board Applicants claim that soon after the release of the cut-off, DU changed the calculation method. The University has categorised students who got 10 points as their CGPA under the bracket of 91-100%, and instead, of calculating as per method, DU will not take the midpoint of this range (95) as the overall percentage of a candidate.

Saiswatchatha, who belongs to the SC category, and is eyeing a seat in Lady Sri Ram College (LSR), to study Political Science (Hons), where cut-off this year in 96%, sais,

“Due to this system, the overall percentage is dipping and most of us are struggling to get a seat. My overall percentage dropped by 2.5% as I am from the Science stream, which means my overall percentage stands at 95%. If DU continues with this average marks calculation method, I may not get a seat in any of the top colleges, even after the second or third cut-offs are released.”

Another student, Jankiram, who got 97%, is aiming to study Political Science (Hons) at Hindu College, which has the highest cut-off this year, of 99%. Jankiram said,

“AP Board students have requested BSEAP to send a mail to DU, asking for clarification.”

S Somorendra Singh, duty dean of Students’ Welfare Department, DU, says that the University aims to consider a marking system that in sync with the CBSE, said

“We have decided to accept average marks for all boards that do not allot marks to their students to eradicate any form of discrepancy. The AP Board is not the only board for which we are following this method.

This year, DU received as many as 2,58,388 applications, of which at least 1,29,059 are outstation students.


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