Delhi University admissions have commenced and while it gets most students a college/course of their choice, the students belonging to schools affiliated with International Baccalaureate (IB) and other international boards might lose on the opportunity.
With declaration of their Class 12 results much after the university’s first cut-off list, there are high chances of students missing on their choice of college.
The results of International Baccalaureate and other international boards are declared either in the last week of June or in early July, when the admission process will be more than half-way through.
Post the announcement of IB results, the students will be required to fill up the centralised optical mark registration (OMR) forms as everyone else taking admission. The disadvantage for them will, however, be the availability of seats in the colleges they want.
The lapse in the timing of results coming out and the application process, is likely to affect the chances of even toppers securing seats in the college/course of their choice.
The policy of Delhi University regarding marks, is, however a relief for students from the international boards. DU treats the grades that the students of such boards obtain in equivalence to the marks of Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE).
A student scoring a seven of the IB Board will be considered scoring 96-100 percent, while a 6 grade scorer will come in the 83-95 per cent marks bracket.
American Embassy School, The British School, Amity Global School, GD Goenka World School school and Pathways World School are among the prominent schools in Delhi-Northern Capital Region (NCR) that are affiliated to the IB boards and University of Cambridge.