Discrepancies in Dyal Singh's cut-off

Delhi University’s Dyal Singh College’s (morning) second and third cut-off list had discrepancies regarding the additional eligibility criteria (AEC).

While the cut-off notification put up by the college showed 10 per cent relaxation for students who have studied Urdu/ Sanskrit/ Bengali/ Punjabi language and are applying for any major course in the college, but on the varsity’s website such an information isn’t mentioned.

The college was giving relaxation in minor courses for students who have studied these language courses but the idea was rejected by the varsity.

“As per university rules, colleges have to give admissions on the basis of the cut-off list. AEC for major or minor courses amounts to flouting the rule. 10 per cent relaxation is a lot, students should have been told to take up these language courses in school to avail such a relaxation,” said Naveen Gaur who teaches in the college.

The college’s teachers said the AEC for languages is being given to save language teachers’ workload who will be badly-hit once FYUP is introduced this year.

The DU sent a notification to the principal saying the AEC in languages ‘discriminatory’, which cannot be implemented.

“The letter has put the future of admitted students under threat; besides changing criteria in between will result in some benefitting and otehr being deprived of it. The admission committee therefore expressed its inability to refrain from it and will continue giving the relaxation,” said Nikhil Jain, who teaches at the college.

There were other discrepancies in the college’s cut-off lists. College’s admissions committee’s co coordinator C Sadasiva, sent, on July 1, a letter to the principal which stated, “This is to bring to your notice that I had made my signatures only at one place on the only page of the second cut-off list sent by you. However, I am astonished to find two lists of second cut-off with different content but bearing the same one on the college website and the other on the DU website.”

On the same day, the principal sent a letter to the varsity registrar asking to look into the matter.

Also, “The scanned copy of the second cut-off list of the college for admissions to various FYUP uploaded on the university website is different from the one faxed and sent by the college. Note 1 (regarding 10 per cent relaxation) that was communicated to the university is missing from the documents scanned and uploaded on the university website,” stated Principal I S Bakshi.

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