Tech-edge to make sports quota admissions easier

  • Shradha Chettri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2015 21:24 IST

Delhi University has taken several measures this year to ensure that admission under the sports quota takes place in a transparent manner and students face least difficulty.

Like every year the fitness test and trail will be videotaped. This time, a photo finish camera will be used during the fitness test.

An international technology that can capture up to 10,000 frames in one second on the finish line will be used by the university during the 50-metres run of the endurance test.

To make matters easy for students, the fitness test has been centralised and will take place at the university polo ground from June 18-20.

Further, unlike previous years, the students will not have to wait for the fitness certificate. The university will upload the list of qualified and unqualified candidates on the website and a soft copy will be sent to the colleges.

“The fitness certificate will have a photograph of the candidate to ensure they do not cheat,” said Anil Kumar Kalkal, the secretary of the DU sports council.

DU reserves 5% in all colleges under the sports and extra-curricular quota. The application process under the quota began from May 28 and will go on till June 15.

After this, a fitness test will be conducted post which students will have to give trials in colleges. 50 marks are allotted for trials and 50 marks for the certificate.

In the fitness test, students will have to qualify in either of the two 50 m runs for endurance or the 1,000 m run or walk (candidates’ choice) and standing broad jump.

However, for archery, chess and shooting, candidates need to qualify only for one of the three tests.

This year onwards, the candidates can check the college website for details of the requirement in their respective sports fields, before applying.

“The colleges have uploaded the number of seats, games, positions and events for the candidates’ convenience,” said Kalkal.

After the trials and declaration of the result, if a student is not satisfied, they can approach the sports committee for which they will be given a three days time period. However, the decision solely rests on the college on deciding which course can be allotted to the student under the sports quota.

There is a provision of direct admission for those who have represented the country in the international Olympic Games, world championships, commonwealth games, paralympic games and Asian championships.

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