The aspirant seeking admission in Delhi University has requested the High Court regarding the removal of mathematics as a part of ‘best of four’ subjects for admission to Economics (Honours) from the year 2019.
As per the petition filed by a school graduate seeking to apply for the Economics course, “That by the introduction of this arbitral (sic) change in the merit-based admission, the petitioner will suffer the grave loss of not securing a seat in one of the prime institutions of the respondent University.” The petitioner has secured a meritorious percentage of 98.75 in her BFS if Mathematics is not included the Petitioner would now be constrained to include Mathematics in her BFS bringing her percentage down to 97.75 thereby losing a whole (percentage point) in the process.
As per the report, till last year, if a student had 50 per cent in Mathematics, he could apply for BA (Hons) in Economics, but this year it has been made mandatory for ‘Best of Four’, which means it has to be part of the top four subjects, aggregate of which will be considered for admission.
As per an admission officials , the ‘Best of Four’, one language subject, Mathematics and combination of best two other elective subjects are necessary. If the student does not include Economics in ‘Best of Four’, he will have to undergo a deduction of one per cent in the aggregate.