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Sports quotas less sweaty

delhi Updated: Apr 30, 2010 23:17 IST
Ritika Chopra
Ritika Chopra
Hindustan Times
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With Delhi University (DU) working on a proposal to centralise the process of admission to various Delhi University (DU) colleges under sports quota, the procedure is set to become more transparent.

A committee instituted by the Vice-Chancellor — after the varsity received many complaints over admissions being done arbitrarily by colleges — has proposed that the sports trials should be conducted by the university and not by the colleges.

Apart from making recommendations to introduce transparency in the sports quota admissions, the committee is also coming up with a set of rules and guidelines for colleges.

“This serves two purposes. Earlier, the sports trials of different colleges used to clash. Now, there will be a common schedule,” said a committee member who did not wish to be quoted.

Admissions under sports quota to different colleges affiliated to DU are based on certificates of recognition and trial rounds. If the committee’s recommendations are approved by the Academic Council then the colleges’ role will be reduced to scanning of certificates.

“Colleges can accord points based on the awards and participation of students at state and national level. The shortlisted candidates will under go trials conducted by the university,” the committee member said. Currently, the colleges don’t follow any guidelines.

Sports quota in Post-grad courses

This year, post-graduate courses will also admit students under sports quota.

As per an old Academic Council resolution, the varsity took in students through this category only for PG courses, which did not have an entrance test.

“Now that almost all courses have entrance tests, none of them were admitting students under this quota. But from this year this will change. The trials and admissions will be done centrally by the university,” said the committee member.

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