It has been stated that colleges will provide the university with the specifications that suit the requirements of their respective colleges. DU’s admission process has abided by the same.
“This will help colleges streamline their process as they will only request for specific positions and not extra players.” a member of the sports council said. The colleges will prepare a list of the requirements of their teams in order for them to be sent to the university, which would then accordingly select the applicants. For example, a particular college’s team might require only two fielders.
The one with the higher marks in the DU trials will be considered in case of a tie between students.
Delhi University conducts trials for 36 sports disciplines, including basketball, cricket, football, volleyball, and various disciplines of athletics.
Prior to the modification, a participant who played a particular game, had to audition for all the seats offered by DU. After having cleared the trials, he or she would be allotted the seats in the colleges where that particular game is played. Whereas, now the colleges will get sportsmen as per requirements of the college teams, said a member of the university’s sports council.
“Earlier, the university gave 50% weightage to sports trial and 50% to sports certificates. However, since last year, we have given 60% weightage to the trial and 40% to certificates.” the official added.
The students therefore will have to specify their skill set while applying for the trials.
It’s likely for the students to fear not falling into any particular sports category after the modification has been made. However, clearing this doubt, the member said, “It is unlikely that colleges won’t get their required sportsmen, but if that happens, positions can be altered to accommodate more students.”