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Centralised sports trials in limbo

india Updated: Jun 17, 2010 01:27 IST
Astha Saxena
Astha Saxena
Hindustan Times
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The controversial centralised sports trials introduced by the Delhi University this year have been given a big thumbs down by the colleges.

According to the guidelines issued by the varsity, the Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC) was to receive the list of shortlisted students, who applied under the sports quota at all colleges, by June 15. But so far, only 29 colleges have done so.

Some of the prominent colleges that did not submit the lists at all are Kamala Nehru College and Daulat Ram College.

“We have received complete forms from only 29 colleges. Many colleges sent us the list without scrutinising the certificates. The last day to submit the lists was Tuesday but we received some of them on Wednesday as well,” said Sudarshan Pathak, coordinating director, DUSC.

Some of the colleges that have submitted the forms include Maitreyi College, Miranda House, Hansraj College, Indraprastha College for Women, Ramjas College and Gargi College.

“There are many colleges that have just forwarded the application forms without scrutinising them. We have sent such forms back to the respective colleges,” Pathak said.

According to the DUSC schedule, the admit cards for the trials will be provided to the students on Thursday and Friday. But now only those students will receive the admit cards whose colleges have submitted the completed list to the council.

“We cannot do anything regarding this. We will only give the admit cards to those students whose names have been received by the council,” said Pathak.

Some of the colleges that did not send the forms said that they received only the photocopies of the certificates which are not reliable. “How can we trust the photocopies and give students a clean chit?” said Usha Singh, sports in-charge, Daulat Ram College.

Meanwhile, Kamala Nehru College conducted its sports trials on Wednesday. “We held our trials as nothing was clear about the centralised trials. We don’t want the students to suffer and did not send the list to the sports council,” said Asha Kohli, academic in charge, Kamala Nehru College.