"We have asked the St. Stephen's principal to send us the required papers so that we can assist Unmukt. His outstanding achievement has been recognised by the University and we are allowing him to move to the second year," said Dinesh Singh.
Yet, it is Unmukt Chand's case, which has now set a precedence for several other sports-quota students who had been looking for a route to stike a balance between sports and academics.
For such students, the University will now look at an overhaul under the Meta-College structure to provide more weightage to sports.
"Under the four year programme of study, a significant part of the course will also accrue credit for the sport that the student plays. For example, for a student of Maths (hons) who is also a soccer player, we will waive a course for different levels of representation - if he plays at the college level, state level or national level. We will have to work out the structural modalities and look at how much wightage to assign," Singh added.