Delhi University will now give more weightage for sports trial to applicants, who have applied to get admission under sports quota.
Each college can have not more than 5% of the total intake in each course under the sports and Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quotas.
Applicants are given marks based on their sports trial and sports certificates. Earlier, the university used to give 50% to sports trial and 50% to sports certificates but now, the admission committee is planning to give 60% to sports trial and 40% to marks.
The admission committee has also proposed to do away with common physical fitness test and instead conduct sport-specific physical fitness test. Applicants have to undergo a fitness test, after which they are allowed to participate in sports’ trial.
“We used to have a common physical fitness test for all students despite them applying for different sports. Every sport requires different kind of physical strength. So this time, we are planning to conduct sport-specific fitness test,” said a member of admission committee.
The suggestions will now have to be approved by a standing committee on admission before being implemented, officials said.
Like last year, sports trials will be held at specific colleges, and at one college one sports trial will be conducted. “This helps students as they don’t have to give sports trial at each college where they want to apply. They can use the marks allotted to them and use it for any college,” said an official.
Officials said there will be one sports admission committee to overlook trials of each sport.
A student has to get minimum 30 marks in the trials to be admitted under the quota. However, the students who have represented the country in international games are given direct admission.
Colleges have to videograph the sports trials to ensure there are no malpractices.