Students from Kerala syllabus reduced to one-fourth in Delhi University

By Saranya Bhuvanendran

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New Delhi: A considerable fall has been recorded in the admission rate of Malayali students, who pursued the Kerala state syllabus in school, at Delhi University, as criteria was shifted to Common University Entrance Test from end-term exam.

Over 5,000 students from Kerala had secured admissions to the major colleges of Delhi University in the previous year. However, only less than 1,000 candidates who studied the Kerala syllabus secured a seat this year. The students of the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) managed to obtain maximum admission through the entrance test.

At least 50 per cent of the students who gained admission to the universities in Delhi are those who studied the CBSE syllabus for Plus Two. The CUET examination consisted of multiple-choice questions, which is a familiar pattern for CBSE students.

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The postponed CEUT examinations due to heavy rain and the sudden change in examination centres affected students in Kerala, said Govind Unnikrishnan, working secretary of the Malayali student’s union at Delhi University.

Last year, certain faculties of the university had made controversial statements about the number of Kerala students in the Delhi colleges.

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