Delhi University warned St Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College (JMC) that it will not enroll their students if the institutes do not participate in the centralised trial for admission under sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA).
Both religious minority colleges affiliated to the university have been conducting their own admission process for several years now. The colleges notified different dates for the trials in the sports and ECA quotas. This year, DU asked them to join the centralised process so that students do not have to go through several rounds of trials.
On Thursday, a meeting of the admission committee was held to discuss the matter. But the principals of both colleges were not present.
“The university has been asking the two colleges to join the centralised trials for sports and ECA. They have already agreed for centralised registration. So this should have not a problem for the trials as well,” said Vinay Kumar, academic council and admission committee member.
St.Stephen’s admits students only in the sports quota. JMC admits students in both categories.
At St.Stephen’s, the students first verify the certificates and then take part in trials. This year the verifications will be held from June 17-19 and trials will begin from June 20. The college interviews selected candidates.
“It is too late now to change the process. We have our own admission process and this has been approved by the nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court,” said AD Mathur, public information officer and head of Sanskrit department at St Stephen’s College.
For Jesus and Mary, the sports trials will be conducted from June 22-24. The college is yet to notify dates for ECA trials.
Staring this year, DU will conduct one trial for sports and ECA admissions. One college will be made a centre where the trial of a particular sport or ECA will be held. Once the student clears the trial, the certificate issued will be accepted by all colleges.
The university changed the sports admission process after Delhi High Court pulled them for conducting several rounds of trials.