DU (Delhi University) standing committee has approved the urge of the School of Open Learning (SOL) Staff Council to decrease the admission cut-off marks of B.A and B.Com courses.
The SOL in the past week of this year had recommended the Delhi University Standing committee to make eligibility criteria for the students’ admission to just passing grade (i.e 33%) in class 12th and avoid the already existing 40% marks mandation.
Though, the decision is yet to be finalised by the Vice-Chancellor of the DU, Mr. Yogesh.K Tyagi, which has already been discussed to him.
The matter is being raised by the SOL so that thousands of students residing in the capital can get an opportunity to study in Delhi University through open and distance mode or as an external candidate.
SOL, in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, head of the admissions committee, Rajiv Gupta and head of the standing committee on admissions, has asked for restoration of the eligibility criteria for admission into BA and B.Com Pass courses to be class 12th passed like it was in 1962.
Janmejoy Khuntia, SOL Secretary of Staff Council stated, “SOL is not a regular college. It is a distance learning institute mostly catering to the needs of the poorer section of the society. Because of the current policy, thousands of poor students are not able to take admission in DU, which is a violation of their rights.”
As per Act of the University of Delhi, any student residing in NCR can take admission as an external candidate if he/she has passed class 12th. Since, the external cell has been merged in SOL, the decision to allow candidates, who have passed class 12th will give justice to these students.