Delhi University admissions: Everything you need to know about ECA quota

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2016 13:42 IST
College students take part in an athletics event.

The trials for those students who have applied under the extracurricular activities at Delhi University undergraduate admissions will begin from July 7 and will continue till July 13.

This year the University has received 8,273 applications under the ECA category. There are eleven categories of activities under which applicants can give trials for getting admission including filmmaking, sculpture, NSS, singing and dancing.

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The students will have to give trials at two levels -preliminary and final. The final trials will be conducted from July 15 to July 18.

The applicants will be judged by an ECA admission committee constituting at least two experts from institutes like National School of Drama, Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts and Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

University officials said that at least three members including two experts must be present throughout the trials for marking and evaluation.

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Each college has to reserve not more than 5% seats in each course under the Sports and ECA quota combined.

Candidates will have to secure at least 50% marks in final trials (38 out of 75) to be eligible for admission. The preliminary round is only qualifying. Students will get 25% marks for certificates, while 75% marks will be for trials.

Candidates applying in ECA quota will get a maximum of 15% concession cut-off.

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Candidates seeking admission under this quota will have to submit winning or participating certificates from last three years.

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ECA schedule:

ECA Trials: July 7-13
List of shortlisted candidates:
July 14
Final trials and redressal of ECA grievances:
July 15-18
Final result:
July 19
1st Counselling and verification of documents:
July 20-21
1st admission list:
July 22
Admissions at concerned colleges:
July 23-25
2nd Counselling and verification of documents:
July 26-27
2nd admission list:
July 28
Admissions at concerned colleges:
July 29-30
3rd Counselling and verification of documents:
August 1-3
3rd admission list:
August 3
Admissions at concerned colleges:
August 4-5

ECA activities:

Dance: Indian Classical, Indian Folk, Western

Indian Classical, Indian Light and Folk, Western Classical, Western Light
Indian Classical, Indian Light, Western Classical, Western Light
Dramatics, Street Play
Creative Writing:
Creative Writing (Hindi), Creative Writing (English)
Debate (Hindi), Debate (English)
Fine Arts:
Sketching & Painting, Sculpting
Digital Media:
Still Photography, Film Making, Animation



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