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Colleges look beyond paper proof in ECA category

Institutes such as Kirori Mal College will consider admitting students who do not have certificates but can prove their talent during trials. Many will also give relaxation in cut off beyond the prescribed five per cent, reports Vimal Chander Joshi.

delhi Updated: Jun 15, 2009 02:59 IST
Vimal Chander Joshi

A certificate is not the measure of your talent.

This is the message many DU colleges are sending out to those applying in the Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) category.

Institutes such as Kirori Mal College (KMC) will consider admitting students who do not have certificates but can prove their talent during trials. Many will also give relaxation in cut off beyond the prescribed five per cent.

Beyond Certificates

“We fight for an academically poor student if he happens to be brilliant in extra curricular activities,” said Seema M Parihar, Deputy Dean (Students Welfare).

“Last year, we admitted two students in dramatics who hada no certificate, but excelled in trials," said Sakshi Chopra, from Lakshya, the dramatic club of Kamla Nehru college.

Rules rule, ok some, though prefer, to stick to rules.

Venkateswara College, for instance, does not welcome anyone without certificates.

“We have framed this rule to make our process simpler,” said Nirmal Kumar, admission in charge. “It would be cumbersome to conduct trials for all applicants.”

SRCC does not fill the ECA seats at all because of ambiguity involved in the selection.

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