Students bank on ECA quota
Ankita only scored 60 per cent aggregate in her boards but hopes to pursue English Honours in Lady Shri Ram College. ?I have participated in national level dramatics.education Updated: Jun 12, 2006 13:22 IST
Ankita only scored 60 per cent aggregate in her boards but hopes to pursue English Honours in Lady Shri Ram College. “I have participated in national level dramatics.
Hopefully, that should get me a seat,” she says, while filling up an ECA form. With the cut-offs soaring high, ECA and sports quota are fast becoming the only lifelines that the average student can hang on to to get into good colleges.
Barring a few like St Stephens and SRCC, most colleges admit students through the ECA quota. Though the usual activities include music, dramatics, dance, fine arts, debating, creative writing among other things, colleges like Venkateswara and LSR also recognise activities like scientific modeling and social service.
Many of the colleges have active societies so the selection process is usually tough. Kirori Mal College prefers rigorous trials to certificates. “The grilling auditions help maintain standard of the college,” says music society advisor Dr Sumitra Mohanty.
College Trial dates
Kirori Mal 3rd July (Debating), 5th July (Fine arts and Photography) 8th July (Dramatics) 10th July (Music)
Ramjas 23rd and 24th June.
Hansraj 22nd June (Drama and Debate), 23rd June (Music and Dance)
Venkateswara 24th June (Creative Writing, Quiz and Drama), 26th June (Painting, Scientific Model Exhibition and Mathematical Olympiad), 29th (Debate) 30th (Music) 1st (Dance, Photography)
Gargi 30th June 1st July
Kamala Nehru 6th July
Jesus and Mary 20th and 21st June
Lady Shri Ram Ist week of July (tentative)
S.G.T.B Khalsa 1st week of July (tentative)
Hindu 1st week of July (tentative)