UGC asks universities to consider Applied Mathematics introduced by CBSE for admission

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has added a new subject, applied mathematics, for students of Classes 11 and 12.

UGC asks universities to consider Applied Mathematics introduced by CBSE for admission CBSE introduces new course applied mathematics for Classes 11, 12 (Representative image)
Anu Parthiban | Sep 16, 2021 - 2:33 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all universities to consider a new course Applied Mathematics introduced by CBSE for admission. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has added a new subject for students of Classes 11 and 12.

The subject involves 80% marks for theory and 20 % marks for practical work in the board examination.The marks obtained by the candidates in this subject may be included for calculating the aggregate marks for deciding the eligibility for admission, the UGC said.

It also said that the new subject may be considered at par with Mathematics while calculating aggregate marks for admission in courses of humanities and commerce, other than pure sciences.

The UGC in a letter addressing vice-chancellors of all universities requested to “take appropriate action for recognition of this new subject for the purpose of admission of students in degree programs.”

The CBSE said that the course was introduced primarily to enhance the mathematical skills and knowledge required in social science, humanities, commerce, accountancy and other aligned fields.

It said that the new subject, applied mathematics, will be beneficial to the students, who want to pursue higher education in social sciences, commerce, fine arts, and biological sciences etc.

The board also urged universities to consider the new course at par with the existing Mathematics course of CBSE for admission to higher studies in courses other than Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

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