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A number of colleges have written to Delhi University for clarification on admission of International Baccalaureate (IB) students. As their results are not released until mid-July, these students are issued predictive grades by their schools. According to J.M. Khurana, dean of student’s welfare (DSW), it is not possible to admit students on the basis of predictive marks. But, a section in the latest university bulletin claims otherwise. The DSW explains that this piece of information is old, and doesn’t apply to admissions this year. The bulletin has a separate section on admission of IB students. It says the equivalence formula issued and certified by the institution last attended by the student may be accepted on a provisional basis for granting admissions.
This is a reference to a committee meeting on 21st June, 2004, which had recognized the IB diploma is already approved as being equivalent to 10+2 level school-leaving certificate by the DU. Another section in the same bulletin pertaining to awaited results says candidates belonging to recognized boards should be considered for admission in subsequent cutoffs even if their percentage comes in previous cutoffs subject to availability of seats, provided that the students had registered for undergraduate admissions. However, a number of colleges, including Sri Venkateswara, said this was only adding to the confusion. A student can’t register if his marks are not according to the current system. Predictive marks are, therefore, a problem for us.
Further, the section on IB students says the student may be granted provisional admission. This has also led to confusion and IB students are getting harassed daily, said a senior official of the colleges’ admission committee. The college has written to DSW for clarification but hasn’t received any reply. According to DSW, it isn’t possible to admit students on the basis of predictive scores. We can’t take students if their mark sheets are not present, said Khurana. When asked about the clause relating to IB students in the bulletin, he said it was an outdated resolution.
Courtesy: Times of India
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