Sports trial row on, students in jeopardy
With the Delhi University teachers dissociating themselves from the admission process, the future of some students who had applied through the sports quota is in jeopardy, writes Mallica Joshi.delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 00:25 IST
With the Delhi University teachers dissociating themselves from the admission process, the future of some students who had applied through the sports quota is in jeopardy.
Daulat Ram College (DRC) has not sent its list of students to the Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC) while the list sent by Kirori Mal College (KMC) has been rejected.
Kamla Nehru College (KNC) sent the list on Wednesday, a little too late. The students who missed the trials, that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, will not be able to reappear.
The council has already conducted trials for popular games such as football, volleyball, shooting, basketball, and swimming.
“We can’t keep holding individual trials for every student. We will hold a meeting after June 27 and then decide. Till then, the students who have missed the trials for the games held already will not be able to reappear,” said Sudarshan Pathak, coordinating director, DUSC.
Many teachers did not send the list to the council owing to the dissociation. “We have not prepared the list as we have dissociated ourselves from the whole process. I don’t know why the list prepared by the administrative staff was not accepted,” said Benu Gupta, associate professor, Physical Education, KMC.
KNC, Jesus and Mary College and St. Stephen’s College have, meanwhile, already held their sports trials. St. Stephen’s College sent the names of the shortlisted candidates to the council on Wednesday.
“We have held our trials but no decision has been taken so far. The students have applied through other colleges as well. They’ll get in through those,” said Asha Kohli, admission in-charge, KNC.
But the varsity authorities have made it clear that students admitted through individual college trials will not be accepted.
“Any sports trial, other than the centralised trial, will not be recognised by the university. Students cannot be admitted in the basis of these trials,” said S.K. Vij, dean, Students’ Welfare, Delhi University.