Delhi University is likely to do away with the centralised fitness test for admissions to undergraduate courses under the sports quota.
Last year, the university had conducted centralised test and gave out fitness certificates to applicants who applied under the sports quota to simplify the admission process, but faced overcrowding, the first trials on the first day were marred by utter chaos and the university had to extend the schedule for the test.
After getting the certificate students had to go through sports trial at colleges. The move was basically aimed at streamlining the process by giving certificates which were applicable at all colleges rather than letting students give fitness test at each college. Colleges were not allowed to impose any extra eligibility criteria for students seeking admission.
A 24-member admission committee, including academicians, executive council members, principals and university representatives, have recommended a set of rules for admissions. The recommendations have been sent to the vice-chancellor for approval.
“The decision to do away with a centralised fitness test was made because it was difficult to manage the crowd at one location. So we are thinking of selecting some colleges as centres or letting individual colleges conduct the fitness test,”
Nachiketa Singh, member of admission committee.
The university will, however, conduct online registration for the admission under sports and ECA (extra curriculum activity). Students will have to fill the option in the centralised application form.
Not more than 5 per cent seats can be reserved for sports / ECA quota (subject- wise). The colleges are free to decide the actual number of seats to be filled under the sports quota keeping in view the facilities available and requirements of the college.
National and district-level certificates are must for both sports and ECA admissions. Marks are equally allotted for the trial and the certificates.
Those who have participated in international events are given direct admission.
The university is also likely to launch online and offline applications for undergraduate courses from May 28. The process will go on till June 16. While online registration for around 54,000 seats will start from May 28, the offline applications will only be available in the last five days.
Source: The Hindu, The Hindustan Times