DU changes rules of game

DU changes rules of game

Delhi University will give equal weightage to sports certificate and trials for students seeking admission under the sports quota this year.

Last year, 75 per cent weightage was given to certificates and only 25 per cent to trials conducted at the university.

According to changes made in the admission process this year,  sports quota-aspirants will be tested by college-level committees, with the authorities doing away with the practice of centralised trials.
The trials will be video recorded and panels of expert from outside DU will monitor the whole process. “The sports certificate scores will be based on speed, strength and endurance in which the candidate has to pass any two,” a senior official said.

A maximum of 50 and minimum of 18 marks have been allotted for trials which will include skill test, game performance test, game specific fitness, and fundamentals of the sport played by the candidate.

Colleges reserve five per cent of their seats for sports category and extracurricular activity candidates. According to an official, an expert panel including members from Sports Authority of India (SAI) and veteran sportspeople will review the marks once the college sports committees send their lists to the university.

“The selected candidates will have to sign an affidavit that they will participate in inter-college and inter-university competitions. Admissions will be cancelled if they refuse to comply,” an official said.

There are no changes in the direct admission procedure for sportspersons. “If a candidate has represented the country in Olympics, Asian Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth, and Afro Asian Games, among others, the admission will not be on the basis of certificate or trial performance,” added the official.

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