New Delhi: BJP MP Vijay Goel on Tuesday demanded that Delhi University conduct a common eligibility test for admission to undergraduate courses, besides the cut-off criteria, to ensure only meritorious students are given a chance.

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Goel also demanded that students from the national capital be given some relaxation in cut-off and 85 per cent seats be reserved for them in 18 DU colleges run by Delhi Government.

“Different states have their own education boards, different courses and separate examination system. These boards cannot be equated with CBSE. In some boards, liberalmarking is adopted whereas in others strict marking is done.

“For that purpose the cut-off list in DU does not ensure justice to all students. Hence, there should be a common eligibility test to ensure only meritorious students get the chance,” Goel told a press conference.

The BJP MP, who had also met DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi yesterday over the issue, said, “It is the right time for the university to take strict action against students who resort to false practices such as corruption, cheating, represent false mark-sheets and other malpractices for gaining admissions.”

“It is very painful for the citizens of Delhi that their children are not able to get admission in colleges and courses of their own choice in their home state despite getting more than 60 per cent marks.

“We demand that at least 85 per cent seats in 18 government colleges are reserved for them. Also they should be given some relaxation in cut-off for admission to non-government DU colleges,” he said.

The process for admission to more than 60,000 seats in various undergraduate courses is underway. The last date for submitting application is 19 June and the varsity will announce the first cut-off on 27 June.

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Conduct common eligibility test for admission to DU’s undergraduate courses: BJP