The University Grants Commission (UGC) made a big announcement on Friday regarding admission to undergraduate courses in the humanities and business. The UGC ordered all universities to process the academic mathematics material for students in class 12 at the same level as mathematics while calculating the overall marks for admission to undergraduate courses.
UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said applied mathematics had curriculum specifications compatible with other major subjects. Therefore, the marks obtained by applicants in this subject can be included in the calculation of the overall marks to decide on eligibility for admission.
The commission asked universities to take appropriate measures for the recognition of the new subject – applied mathematics – for the admission of students into degree programs.
The CBSE has introduced an applied mathematics course for students in grades 11 and 12 as an academic elective course that is in addition to the existing mathematics subject offered by the board. The subject has 80% marks for theory and 20% for practical work for the jury exam.
The course was introduced primarily to increase the math skills and knowledge required even in social sciences, humanities, business, accounting and other aligned fields.
The board noted that the topic will be of benefit to students who wish to pursue graduate studies in social sciences, business, fine arts and biological sciences.
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