Delhi University has simplified sports quota test for admission.

Last Updated: 2013-06-11T14:46:49+05:30

DU Makes Admissions Under Sports Quota Simpler

New Delhi: Delhi University has made admission process simpler under sports quota this year with regard to the introduction of the four-year undergraduate programme. As per sources, the information relating to simplifying admissions under sports quota was notified thorough an official announcement from Delhi University.
Ram Dutt, deputy registrar of University of Delhi has stated that the candidates now seeking admission on the basis of chess, archery and shooting only need to qualify either in the 50-metre dash, standing broad jump or 1,000-metre race or walk. Therefore, chess players, archers and shooters will have to take part only one of the three fitness tests to qualify.
From this year, all other students seeking admission under sports quota will have to undertake two fitness tests during the admission process. In contrast to last year, the sportsmen will not require to take rigorous physical exercises. As declared by Mr. Dutt, All the sports trials will also be video-graphed by all the colleges in order to ensure transparency.
Moreover, the sports trails will be held in different colleges. Candidates who qualified in the fitness test will get a certificate by the college concerned in a particular format. This certificate will be accepted by other colleges also.
Avinash Kapoor, joint dean, students’ welfare has stated that the sports trials in different colleges would begin after the announcement of the first cut-off list, which scheduled to be announced on June 26, 2013.
Delhi University has reserved five percent seats in all courses for students who have won recognition in a range of sports activities across international tournaments. Students will get direct admission in the programme without any trails under 'super category'.
Also, the students who good at dance, drama, debate, quiz and painting can also get admission to a college on the basis of trials and certificates. Trials will be held in preliminary and final rounds, which carry 75 marks with rest of the marks awarded to certificates. However, they will get a relaxation of only up to 15 per cent in cut-offs if they are selected by a college.
- By Iti Agarwal
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