As St Stephen’s College sought clarity from the Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC) on sports certificate marking, it came to light that Delhi University is unsure on whether or not to consider certificates of Subroto Cup (National), Indian Premiere League, International Badminton League and four other such games for admission under the quota.
The other games include Youth Nationals, School Games Federation of India, Subroto Cup (International), All India Tennis Association (Lawn Tennis).
The university reserves 5 % seats for students with accomplishments in sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA). Fifty marks are allotted for the sports certificates and 50 marks for field trials.
In certificate marking, points are allotted for standing first, second, third and for some games even for participation. A certificate from national-level games organised by the ministry of sports or School Games Federation of India get marks even for participation.
Direct admission under the quota is given for those who have participated in Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Paralympic Games, SAF Games.
Even though St Stephen’s follows its own process, it follows the university guidelines on certificate marking.
“The sports admission committee is thinking which certificates will be marked. A decision will be taken soon,” said Anil Kumar Kalkal, secretary DUSC.
As there was no clarity and St Stephen’s had already completed the certificate verification process, students who had performed in these sports were not considered.
At the college, 30% weightage is given to the certificates, 35% to field trials, 20% for Class 12 marks and 15% for interview.
“With no clarity from the university, students with these certificates were not marked. For any footballer, playing Subroto Cup is a big deal but university does not think so,” said a teacher of the college.