Delhi University has promised that the selection process for Extra Curricular Activity quota, perceived to be a way for "back-door" entry into the colleges under it, would be an "open, fair and transparent" affair.
Under the ECA quota, the prestigious colleges of DU have some seats reserved for those talented in areas, including drama, dance, debating, music, photography and fine arts.
"The admission for ECA seats will be done through an open and fair trial or audition by the colleges. We will ensure that only eligible students are selected in this category," Dean of Student's Welfare (DSW) SK Vij told PTI.
Vij said as almost all the colleges have certain seats reserved under ECA, it gives a golden opportunity to students to get admission capitalising on their talents.
"The selection process under this category is very simple and fair. An expert panel will select the eligible candidates according to their on-the-spot performance," he said.
The DSW said though there has been a perception that admissions in ECA quota is a mode of "back-door entry", the university would make every efforts to ensure that only deserving candidates get through.
Vij said the varsity will also take "strong action" if it is found that some kind of irregularity in the admission process has been resorted to.