4 Issues Kerala State Board Students Faced Last Year In Delhi University Admission Process

Several students from Kerala attain admission in University of Delhi every year for various Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and research programmes.

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4 Issues Kerala State Board Students Faced Last Year In Delhi University Admission Process

DU admission process 2018 is set to start from May 15


New Delhi:  Delhi University is one of the most prestigious universities in India with more than 1.5lakh students. Several students from Kerala attain admission in University of Delhi every year for various Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and research programmes. More than 500 students from Kerala are pursuing courses in Delhi University right now. Like many other state board students, students from Kerala Board are also face several issues in the process of admission - mainly in UG - and some return home failing to take admission.

"The number Malayali of students in DU is increasing year by year. But unfortunately, some deserving students are not able to attain admission in DU due to several reasons," says Maaroof Chathoth, president of Maithry, an association of students from Kerala who pursue various courses in the varsity.

Maithry is engaged in the DU admission process for the last 13 years since its inception.

Read: Delhi University Admission 2018: DU Online Registration To Begin From May 15

Maaroof listed out some problems that students from Kerala faced and will encounter in the coming days in attaining admission in colleges affiliated with the Delhi-based central university.

According to Maaroof, they are:

'Issue of Mathematics' for B.Com aspirants

"Students who pursued commerce in Kerala Plus Two had just 'mathematics' printed in their mark list in the previous years. Last year it has been recorded as 'mathematics-com'. 

Mathematics is a compulsory subject for attaining admission in Bcom (H) and Economics (H) in DU. 

The authorities had rejected the admission requests of many students stating that the mathematics pursued by commerce students is different from that pursued by the science students. Later, we found it very difficult to get the confirmation from the state board that the mathematics followed by both commerce and science students are the same, also that the syllabus followed by state board is NCERT syllabus". 

'Malayalam Paper'

"Malayalam is a subject that higher secondary students in Kerala pursue as an elective subject. But in the mark list it is not specified as elective/core. Due to this students who pursued malayalam was denied admission in the previous years. There are many students who had to avoid Malayalam in the calculation of best four subjects (BFS). The authorities informed that specifying the subject as elective/core can avoid such problems. Subjects like Hindi and Arabic are considered as elective for university admission. 

University does not consider Malayalam as a part A subject while calculating the BFS. If Malayalam is included in part A list these problems can be resolved". 

'Defects in caste certificate'

"To obtain admission in DU in based on OBC reservation, its mandatory to submit an NCL certificate issued by the Tehsildar. But the differences in the certificates issued by different Taluk officers in different parts of Kerala has put the authorities in a dilemma.

Last year during DU admission, several students from Kerala, especially those belonging to Muslim community had to face various difficulties due to defects in their OBC NCL certificates and caste certificates. 

This year while you prepare the certificate, make it a point to inform the Tehsildar to fill it according to section 39 of OBC Central list.  

Muslim from Malabar region:

Religion: Islam
Cast: Mappila (39)

Muslims from southern Kerala

Religion: Islam
Cast: Other Muslims excluding 
(i)Bohra (ii) Cutchi Menmon (iii)Navayat (iv)Turukkan (v)Dakhani Muslim 39(a)"

'Current Evaluation Marks'

"In some colleges in DU, they are not ready to include current evaluation (CE) marks in the BFS Calculation. They used only theory marks in the certificate. In Last years' prospectus it was clearly mentioned that CE marks can be taken while calculating BFS. 

These problems can be resolved by a unique calculation system for BFS in all colleges in DU.

It's important to resolve such issues to fulfill the higher education dreams of all Malayali students.

Hence, we expect the authorities to take appropriate measures to find solutions to all the above mentioned issues as opportunities like these once lost can never be regained".

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