NEW DELHI: Parents and students will protest in front of directorate of education on Monday against the new admission policy for class XI in science and commerce stream. According to All India Parents Association, there is no rationale behind the change in criteria for admission in class XI science and commerce and that the DoE's order must be rolled back.
While 15,000 students got admission in science stream in government schools last year, the new admission criteria will allow only 5,200 students to get admission in science stream,the association stated.
"Till last year, a science candidate with CGPA 6 at class X was eligible for admission in class XI, but now, a minimum of CGPA 7 is required for admission," said national president of AIPA, Ashok Agarwal. In commerce stream, a candidate with CGPA 5 was eligible for admission in 2011, but the new criteria requires a minimum of CGPA 6.6 (with mathematics) and 6 (without mathematics).
TOI New Delhi
13 July 2012