To bring in transparency in the selection procedure for admission through the sports quota, the Delhi University has introduced the centralised sports trials for the first time this year.
But Kirori Mal College (KMC) seems to have ignored the varsity guidelines and has called students for trial on June 15, even as the university’s Sport Council is yet to declare its dates.
According to the university’s sports policy, once the colleges receive applications from the candidates, they will forward the names to the central committee conducting the trials. The candidates will then be screened based on their level of representation.
The KMC teacher counsellors have asked the students to appear for the trial on June 15. “I have been asked to come along with my badminton kit for the trials,” said a student who does not want to be named. “I have also applied to other colleges under the sports quota but was not asked to appear for any trial till now as the university trial dates are yet to be announced,” the student added.
A teacher counsellor at the college also confirmed the same thing. “For the sports trials, you have to come on June 15 at 11.30 to the sports office,” said the councellor. The varsity has already sent the guidelines to the colleges which include KMC.
“Anyone who conducts separate trials will be flouting university guidelines,” said Deepak Pental, VC, Delhi University.
“We have asked the colleges to scrutinise the forms and send them to the council on June 15,” said Sudarshan Pathak, coordinating director, Sports Council.
The college principal denied that they are holding separate trials but did not deny that students have been called on June 15. “We might give students information on that day. There is some confusion,” said Bhim Sen, principal, KMC.
The teachers did not give any clear cut information on the issue. “There might be a general practice session on June 15,” said Beenu Gupta, associate professor, Physical Education, KMC. “We can check eligibility of students. We are prepared for the individual as well as the centralised trials,” Gupta added.