The students can now have a sigh of relief as Delhi University (DU) has announced that there would be no penalty of 2.5 per cent marks for students opting for BA Political Science (Hons.) and BA Journalism with legal studies and mass media in their top four.
Earlier this month, DU had published a notification stating that the subjects like legal studies, mass media and vocational subjects would be considered as elective subjects and there would be a penalty in marks.
Central of Secondary Education (CBSE) and DU have had clashes in respect to these subjects as students were facing difficulty with penalty of 2.5 per cent marks in their aggregate percentage.
Ram Dutt, the joint registrar stated on Tuesday that the students could now include legal studies and mass media in their best four, for admissions to courses in political science and journalism. Moreover, the university has made it clear that subjects like commerce, accountancy and business studies will be accepted as academic subjects for admission to undergraduate courses.
Moreover, for admission to vocational courses that students can count two vocational subjects in best four and business mathematics will be accepted as an equivalent to mathematics for admission to B.Com and B.Com (Hons.).