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Didn’t get DU’s letter to join common sports trials, says Stephen’s

St Stephen’s College on Friday said it did not receive any communication from Delhi University about joining the centralised trials for admission to undergraduate courses under the sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) categories.

DU admissions 2016 Updated: Jun 17, 2016 22:56 IST
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St Stephen’s College on Friday said it did not receive any communication from Delhi University about joining the centralised trials for admission to undergraduate courses under the sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) categories.
St Stephen’s College on Friday said it did not receive any communication from Delhi University about joining the centralised trials for admission to undergraduate courses under the sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) categories. (Sonu Mehta/ HT File)

St Stephen’s College on Friday said it did not receive any communication from Delhi University about joining the centralised trials for admission to undergraduate courses under the sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) categories.

“There is no official communication that we have received from the university on this matter. The decision will be taken keeping in mind the minority status of the college,” said John Varghese, principal of St Stephen’s College.

On Thursday, the university warned St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary colleges that it would not enroll their students admitted under the sports and ECA quotas if the colleges did not join the centralised process.

The university’s admission committee officials had said neither college principal attended a meeting held to discuss the issue, though they were invited.

Both the religious minority colleges have notified different dates for the sports and ECA trials. For many years now, both the colleges have been conducting their own admission process. St.Stephen’s admits students only under the sports quota, while JMC admits students under both categories.

Read more: DU admissions: Stephen’s, JMC told to take part in centralised sports and ECA trials

The application process to St Stephen’s ended on June 17 and even the certificate verification for the sports quota has already begun. The verification will continue till June 19 and trials will begin from June 20. The college also conducts interview of the selected candidates.

For Jesus and Mary, the sports trials will be held from June 22-24. The college is yet to notify the dates for the ECA trials. Officials from this college were not available for comment on the matter.

Staring this year, DU will conduct one trial for sports and ECA admissions. One college will be made a centre where the trial of a particular sport or ECA will be held. Once the student clears the trial, the certificate issued will be accepted by all colleges. The university revised the admission under sports quota after Delhi High Court criticised them for conducting several rounds of trials.