The admission of at least 20 students who applied to Delhi University under the sports quota is uncertain. The students, most of them state-level cricket players, may not be able to get a college and course of their choice.
Around 40 students had appeared for trial under sports quota at St Stephen’s College. According to university rules, students can appear for trials either at the St Stephen’s College or the trials conducted by the university (held in different colleges). Around 20 students, who were not satisfied with the trials at St Stephen’s College, chose to go for the university trial as well. Students said there was a problem because the two trials did not have a uniform marking system.
St Stephen’s allots 35 marks for the trials while the university gives 50 marks for the trials. A student who did not want to be named said that all those who appeared for retrials (university trials) have got more marks compared to others.
Other students, who appeared for trials only once, alleged no moderation of marks had been done. With no moderation, these students had a lower rank in the merit list.
The position of players had also not been mentioned because of which they are not being able to take admission in colleges.
“It seems like no moderation has taken place. My exact Stephen’s marks were printed on the DU list which naturally shifts me lower down the list. There are few others who had lower marks at St Stephen’s than me. They went and appeared for the university trials and now they have higher marks. They were marked out of 50 while we were marked out of 35,” said a student.
Some students have now written to the DU V-C Yogesh Tyagi saying they were satisfied with the trials at St Stephen’s College and hence did not appear for the university trial.
“We were told that we could appear for either of the trials. However, the marking scheme is flawed. DU officials are telling us that it is our mistake that we did not appear for the university trials as well,” said a student.
Delhi University official said that they will not be able to help the students. A St Stephen’s official said they could not do anything either as they had no say in the centralised trials.
With inputs from Shinjini Ghosh