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Kerala student with 100pc marks denied admission in Delhi University, approaches HC

A Kerala student, who was denied admission in the Delhi University (DU) despite scoring 100 per cent in Class 12 exams, on Friday, filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, challenging the admission guidelines.

As per the admission guidelines of DU, 10 per cent marks are deducted from the best of four subjects of candidates from boards with different marking patterns.

While agreeing to hear the matter, the Delhi HC has issued a notice to the DU and its affiliated colleges as well as Kerala Higher Secondary Board, asking them to reply in this matter on Monday.

The first cut-off list released on June 25 for Delhi University’s undergraduate courses has yet again “sky-rocketed” with two colleges this time setting the threshold at 100 per cent for admission to the B.Sc (Computer Science) course.

Although only the College of Vocational Studies and Indraprastha College for Women have announced 100 per cent cut-off for the first list, the required percentage is coming to beyond 100 for a few courses and categories in other colleges as well after taking into account certain “hidden, additional criterion”.

The Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) set the percentage for Economics (Honours) set at 98.25 percent, while the cut off for Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) was 97.375 percent for general category students.

The cut off set for B Com (Honours) at Hindu College was 97.25 percent and 98 percent for Economic (Honours).

Kirorimal College set its percentage for Economics and Political Science at 98, while for B.Com (Honours), it was 97.25 percent. The college set a 91 percent threshold for the B.A. programme and 96.75 percent for English.

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