Students who had appeared for the Hindu College ECA trials have been given another opportunity to apply to the college by undergoing re-trials, following a high court order.
The college, which conducted ECA and sports quota trials in July, did not declare the results of the same on the scheduled date — July 12 — after three candidates filed a writ petition challenging the fairness of the trials.
“Three candidates filed a petition and approached the University too. The University found prima facie discrepancy and asked us to take action after we received a letter from them on August 1,” said Vinay Srivastava, principal, Hindu College.
While the college still awaits the copy of the judgement, it has been given a fortnight to wrap up the trials and commence classes for the selected students.
“We have been provided with the salient features of the judgement, which states that we have to conduct the ECA trials again within the next 15 days. We also have to bear the expenses of the trials, and extra classes will be held for selected students,” added Srivastava.
More than 700 students had appeared for the trials in July. “My son had appeared for the western music trials at Hindu, but after the results were postponed, he took admission in Ramjas College. He will be appearing for the trials again,” said Sushil Pandit, whose son Shantanu Pandit, has applied for Physics (hons) under the ECA quota after scoring 93% in his CBSE Class XII Board exams.