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First ECA quota merit list out at Delhi University

About 865 students took admission under the quota for extra curricular activities last year. This year, the number is expected to go up to 900.

delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2017 00:01 IST
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DU colleges reserve up to 5% supernumerary seats for students who have shown great prowess in extra curricular activities like dance, music, theatre, debate and any of the 12 ECA categories recognised by the university.
DU colleges reserve up to 5% supernumerary seats for students who have shown great prowess in extra curricular activities like dance, music, theatre, debate and any of the 12 ECA categories recognised by the university.(Sonu Mehta/ HT File Photo)

The second day of admissions under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University colleges also saw the colleges releasing their admission lists for seats under the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota.

Colleges of Delhi University, which have reserved supernumerary seats for the ECA quota, released their first ECA admission list on Friday. Students who have made it to the list can confirm their admission on Saturday and Monday.

DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd colleges with approximately 50,000 seats for merit-based courses. Admissions to almost 42,000 of these seats were approved by the end of Friday. Saturday is the last day of admissions under the fourth cutoff list at DU.

In addition to this, DU colleges reserve up to 5% supernumerary seats for students who have shown great prowess in extra curricular activities like dance, music, theatre, debate and any of the 12 ECA categories recognised by the university. After two rounds of trials, approximately 1,100 students had made it to the merit list this year for the 12 categories.

At least 120 students have made it to the Indian Classical Dance merit list, while a 110 students have made it to the English Debate list. However, making it to the merit list does not guarantee admission, according to Shalini, the head of ECA admissions at DU.

About 865 students had gotten a seat under the ECA quota last year, and this year, the number is expected to go upto 900, according to DU sources.

Students who had made it to the ECA merit lists had to approach the colleges of their choice — given that they reserve seats for the particular ECA category — and get themselves registered for admission after getting their documents verified.

The colleges then prepared an admission list, based on their requirements, which was released on Friday. Students can access the lists of the individual colleges on the respective institution’s website.

Many popular courses are available under the ECA quota at top colleges. Kamla Nehru College has released a list of 23 students, Ramjas College has 21 students in their first list, Miranda House has released a list of 20 students, Lady Shri Ram College has released a list of 19 students, and Daulat Ram College has released a list of 18 students.

Colleges where admissions have been closed for most courses have also released the admissions list. At Gargi College, 39 students have made it to the first admissions list.

Students who may not have made it to the ECA admissions list in the first round, have another four more rounds to go.

“All seats will not necessarily be filled by the end of the first cycle, as the same student may have made it to the list of multiple colleges, but would seek admission only at one. So a second cycle of admission will start on July 18, which will follow a similar schedule. There will be five such admission cycles, and students will need to re-register under each cycle, if they wish to be considered for admission under that session,” Shalini said.

Admissions under the ECA category is expected to go on until August 10.

BOX:

Schedule of ECA Admissions:

July 8: release of ECA merit list

First cycle of admissions:

July 11-13: Registration and verification of documents at individual colleges under first cycle of admissions

July 14: Colleges will issue a notification with the names of those eligible for admission

July 15 and 17: Students will need to complete their admission procedure at concerned colleges, if selected

Second cycle of admissions:

July 18-20: Registration and verification of documents at individual colleges under second cycle of admissions

July 21: Colleges will issue a notification with the names of those eligible for admission

July 22 and 24: Students will need to complete their admission procedure at concerned colleges, if selected

Third cycle of admissions:

July 25-26: Registration and verification of documents at individual colleges under third cycle of admissions

July 27: Colleges will issue a notification with the names of those eligible for admission

July 28-29: Students will need to complete their admission procedure at concerned colleges, if selected

Fourth cycle of admissions:

July 31 and August 1: Registration and verification of documents at individual colleges under fourth cycle of admissions

August 2: Colleges will issue a notification with the names of those eligible for admission

August 3-4: Students will need to complete their admission procedure at concerned colleges, if selected

Fifth cycle of admissions:

August 5 and 7: Registration and verification of documents at individual colleges under fourth cycle of admissions

August 8: Colleges will issue a notification with the names of those eligible for admission

August 9-10: Students will need to complete their admission procedure at concerned colleges, if selected