The Delhi University (DU) aspirants hoping to take admission under the sports quota will have to rely more on performance this year. The university has decided to give equal weightage to trials as well as certificates from this year.
“We are going in for a 50-50 distribution of marks. The trials will be conducted by colleges themselves as they need to select students on the basis of the team they require,” said a university official. DU had changed its policy for sports quota admission in 2010 and decided to give 75% weightage to certificates and only 25% to trials.
The norms for admission under the extra-curricular activities, however, are still not concrete. While the trails will be conducted individually by colleges, there are no set requirements to apply under the quota. Most teachers also feel that setting requirements will put unnecessary restrictions on students.
“Since this category is based purely on talent in spheres that are at times not taken too seriously, it is unfair to ask for national or district-level certificates. We have found the best of actors in students who never participated in competitions,” said a teacher at south Delhi college.