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Teachers stay away from sports trials

delhi Updated: Jun 12, 2010 01:40 IST
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Sports teachers from various Delhi University (DU) colleges dissociated themselves from the procedure of centralised sports trials on Friday.

The DU Sports Council had called a meeting to set the trial dates and had invited teachers to assist during the process. The meeting did not take place so the dates could not be fixed. The tentative dates were fixed from June 22 to June 27.

“Around 22 teachers have refused to comply with the varsity norms for centralised trials. There are a lot of loopholes in the marking scheme. We prefer individual trials,” said Sayeed Shahin, associate professor, Physical Education, Zakir Hussain College.

With the stand-off between the sports council and the teachers, the candidature of those who have applied only through sports quota seems to be in jeopardy.

The Delhi University Teachers Association also appealed to the teachers to resist the new varsity guidelines.
“The university has made amendments in the guidelines without consulting the Executive Council and the Academic Council,” said Benu Gupta, associate professor, Physical Education, Kirori Mal College.

Deepak Pental, VC, DU, said: “A final call on the centralised trials will be taken by the DU Sports Council.” Despite several attempts, Sudarshan Pathak, coordinating director, Sports Council, could not be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, St Stephen’s College held its cricket trials on Friday. “We are giving equal weightage to certificates and trials,” said S.K. Chakravorty, associate professor, Physical Education, St Stephen’s College.

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