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DU admissions: Good at sculpting, music, dance? Go for ECA quota

There are 12 categories of activities -- including film-making, sculpting, NSS, singing and dancing -- under which applicants can take part in trials to get admission in the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota at Delhi University.

DU admissions 2016 Updated: Jun 17, 2016 21:16 IST
Heena Kausar
ECA admissions

There are 12 categories of activities -- including film-making, sculpting, NSS, singing and dancing -- under which applicants can take part in trials to get admission in the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota at Delhi University. The students will have to give trials at two levels — preliminary and finals.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

There are 12 categories of activities -- including film-making, sculpting, NSS, singing and dancing -- under which applicants can take part in trials to get admission in the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota at Delhi University.

The students will have to give trials at two levels — preliminary and finals.

The applicants will be judged by an ECA admission committee constituting at least two experts from institutes such as National School of Drama, Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, College of Art, Sangeet Natak Academy, Sahitya Kala Parishad, All India Radio/Doordarshan (A grade artists), experts from university fraternity in areas of their expertise.

University officials said at least three members, including two experts, must be present throughout the trials for marking and evaluation.

Each college has to reserve not more than 5% seats in each course under the Sports and ECA quota combined. Candidates will have to secure at least 50% marks in final trials (38 out of 75) to be eligible for admission. The preliminary round is only qualifying. Students will get 25% marks for certificates, while 75% marks will be for trials.

Candidates applying in ECA quota will get a maximum of 15% concession in cutoff.

Read more: All about admissions via sports, ECA quota at Delhi University

This year, students have to fill the centralised DU form to register for ECA quota, unlike previous years when students had to fill separate college forms.

This year, trials for one activity will be conducted in one college or a set of colleges and all students applying for that activity will give trials at those colleges.

Candidates seeking admission under this quota will have to submit winning or participating certificates from last three years.

The date for the preliminary and final trials will be displayed on the college website. To keep the process of trials transparent, the university will ask all colleges to videograph the trails and maintain record.

Categories of ECA activities in DU:

Dance: Indian classical and folk, and western choreography

Vocal: Indian light, classical and folk, and Western classical and light

Instrumental: Indian classical and light, and western classical and light

Theatre: Dramatics and street play

Creative Writing: Hindi and English

Debate: Hindi and English

Fine Arts: Sketching, painting and sculpting

Digital Media: Still photography, film-making, animation

Quiz, NCC and NSS