DU rebuts allegations of favoring students in some school boards

Refuting allegations of favoritism towards students from some school boards, the University of Delhi (DU) issued an official statement on Thursday.

“As a central university, the university equally and uniformly values ​​the academic degrees of all applicants, regardless of their states and school boards. Also this year, equal opportunities were maintained by accepting applications solely on the basis of merit. The University of Delhi strongly refutes and condemns the falsity of the information circulating regarding the fact of favoring the candidates of some councils, ”the statement read.

The first round of DU admissions on merit is almost complete. In the first cut list, 60,904 applicants applied to various colleges. Of these, 46,054 were from the CBSE board of directors and the rest from all other boards in the country.

As of the end of October 7, 2021, a total of 31,172 candidates from the CBSE Board of Trustees, 2365 from the Kerala Upper Secondary Education Board, 1540 from the Haryana School Education Board, 1429 from the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and 1301 of the Rajasthan Secondary Education Council in addition to other state councils were successful in obtaining their admissions.

The official statement added that due to the long legacy of quality teaching and research, applicants from all over the country aspire to study in our colleges / departments / centers.

“It is our absolute responsibility to maintain justice and fairness for all deserving candidates coming not only from Indian states but also from overseas,” one reads.