A lot of students had studied Informatics Practices in their Class 12.Most of the students in Arts Stream studied Informatics Practices as their Additional Subject & Some of the Commerce students studied it in place of Mathematics.
Informatics Practices is a scoring subject but till last year students were facing 2.5% deduction if included in Best Four Calculation during admissions to undergraduate course in Delhi University.
For the sake of such students, this year Delhi University has added Informatics Practices to the Annexure II/List A of academic/elective subjects so that students can include it in Best Four Calculation without any deduction for admission in honours courses.
Although last year , it was also mentioned along with Computer Science but that was only valid for Admission in Computer Science(H) according to the terms & conditions mentioned in the Undergraduate Bulletin provided by the university website.
Unlike last year , there is no such condition is imposed so ‘Informatics Practices will be treated as academic/elective subject for Admission in all honours courses of Arts Stream.
Along with it, Legal Studies is also added in the academic/elective subjects list that will benefit a lot of students who had studied Legal Studies as a subject in their Class 12.
B.Com and B.Com(H):-
Coming to the scenario of including ‘Informatics Practices’ in Best Four Calculation for Admission in B.Com(P) and B.Com(H) ,there would 1% deduction as it is listed in C2 List of Commerce Courses best four calculation formula in the Undergraduate Admission Bulletin 2017-18.
So, it will also beneficial for the B.Com(P) and B.Com(H) aspirants as if we compare with the last year, including such subjects imposed 2.5% deduction in Best four percentage.
Concluding, Unlike last year, you will have no deductions in honours courses and only 1% deduction in Commerce courses for including ‘Informatics Practices’ in Best Four Subjects for Admission in Delhi University.
That’s a sigh of relief for DU aspirants who scored good in ‘Informatics Practices’ in Class 12.