Making admissions via sports, ECA quota easier

  • Shradha Chettri and Heena Kausar
  • Updated: May 26, 2016 09:45 IST

NEW DELHI: Admissions to Delhi University are set to begin and sports quota is one segment that draws a lot of queries. This sports quota is the best means for those who could not manage high marks to secure a seat in DU colleges.

The university reserves not more than 5% of the total intake in each course under the sports and ECA quotas.

From this year, students have to fill the centralised optical mark registration (OMR) form, apart from applying to colleges of their choice.

After the registration, fitness test follows and a certificate is given to the students who qualify the test. Then, the students have to face trials in colleges.

Earlier, a centralised fitness test was conducted at the Polo ground.

“This year, a few colleges have been authorised to conduct the fitness test. The test will take place on different dates so that students do not lose out any opportunity,” said Vinay Kumar Singh, a member of the admission committee, consisting of experts and principals.

In 2016, the applicants won’t have to run around as the university will conduct trials for one game in one college. The marks allotted in this trial will be used by the student to apply in all colleges under the quota.

“There will be designated colleges for trial in each sport. Students can give trial in one college and use the marks to apply to all other colleges,” said AK Bhagi, admission committee member.

The sports admission committee will oversee the trials. Fifty marks is for the trials and 50 for the winning and participation certificates. The international, national, state, zonal and school certificates are given preference.

A student has to get minimum 25 marks in the trials to be admitted under the quota.

However, the students who have represented the country in international games they are given direct admission.

Certain changes in the sports policy have been made after the Delhi high court asked DU on the details of admission process for the quota being followed. Final approval of the changes made by the committee in the policy has gone for approval by the university vice-chancellor.

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