No centralised tests for sports quota admissions at DU this year

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 09, 2016 22:49 IST
Last year, the university had conducted centralised tests and gave out fitness certificates to applicants who had to go through another trial at colleges. (Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times)

Delhi University is likely to do away with the centralised fitness test for admissions to undergraduate courses under the sports quota.

Last year, the university had conducted centralised fitness test and gave out fitness certificates to applicants who applied under the sports quota.

After getting the certificate students had to go through sports trial at colleges. The move was aimed at streamlining the process by giving certificates which were applicable at all colleges rather than letting students give fitness test at each college.

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However, last year the university faced overcrowding and had to extend the schedule for fitness test.

“The decision to do away with a centralised fitness test was made because it was difficult to manage the crowd at one location. So we are thinking of selecting some colleges as centres or letting individual colleges conduct the fitness test,” said Nachiketa Singh, member of admission committee.

A 24-member admission committee, including academician, executive council members, principals and university representatives, has recommended a set of rules for admissions. The recommendations have been sent to the vice-chancellor for approval.

The university will, however, conduct online registration for the admission under sports and ECA (extra curriculum activity). Students will have to fill the option in the centralised application form.

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Not more than 5 per cent seats can be reserved for sports / ECA quota (subject- wise). The colleges are free to decide the actual number of seats to be filled under the sports quota keeping in view the facilities available and requirements of the college.

National and district-level certificates are must for both sports and ECA admissions. Marks are equally allotted for the trial and the certificates.

Those who have participated in international events are given direct admission.

The university is also likely to launch online and offline applications for undergraduate courses from May 28. The process will go on till June 16. While online registration for around 54,000 seats will start from May 28, the offline applications will only be available in the last five days.

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