Include a Vocational Course in BA, B.Com; Face no Marks Deductions for DU Admission

Vinod Sharma updated on : 03 Jun 2016
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From this year onward, Students seeking DU admission in BA and B.Com will be able to add a vocational subject in the calculation of best of four marks and will face no deduction in marks.

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There is a good news for students seeking DU admission in BA and B.Com courses this year. The Delhi University now allows students to add a vocational subject and will face no disadvantage. Earlier, untill last year, students including vocational subjects in these two courses used to face 2.5% deduction for each subject while calculating best of four marks.

The new regulation will mean that students who have scored well in physical education, sculpture, painting, web-designing or any other vocation subjects can include marks of the subject while calculating the best of four subjects along with one language and two other subjects for DU Admission. However, if students want to change the stream like Science students enrolling in BA course, the deduction in marks will not be more than 5 percent in any case. The college decides this percentage.

Until last year, students seeking DU admission in BA and B.Com courses were not allowed to add a vocational subject in the calculation of the best of four marks. The rule has been changed from this year onward providing students that much needed sigh of relief.

 

However, this new rule is applicable for these two courses only. For all others, the rule will remain the same as that of last year. For courses like BA, B.Com (Hons) in colleges, the best of four marks calculation as per the DU admission norm, should include one language besides three subjects that Delhi University has listed. What’s more is the fact that university has widened the academic subjects from this year onwards. Business Studies, Legal studies and Accountancy are academic subjects now.

Including language in the calculation of the best of four subjects is important for courses other than B.Sc (Hons) in physical and life sciences. For physical science courses, students need to calculate the marks of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics for DU admission. In the same way, calculating the marks of Biology, Chemistry and Physics is important for life science.  

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