Sports Quota in DU and How It Works


Admission through sports quota has always been a lifeline for students who don’t make the cut for DU based on their marks. Upon being asked by the Delhi High Court to furnish them with the details of admission process for the quota being followed, certain changes in the sports policy have been made by DU. However, final approval of the changes made by the committee in the policy has gone for approval by the university vice-chancellor.

Step one for students from 2016 onwards, is to fill the centralised optical mark registration (OMR) form, in addition to applying to colleges of their choice. A fitness test comes as step two post the registration process. Students who qualify the test are given a certificate, followed by the students facing trials in colleges.

“This year, a few colleges have been authorised to conduct the fitness test. The test will take place on different dates so that students do not lose out any opportunity,” said Vinay Kumar Singh, a member of the admission committee, consisting of experts and principals.

Earlier, a centralised fitness test was conducted at the Polo ground. In 2016, the university will conduct trials for one game in one college, thereby making the process less hectic for the students, and the marks allotted in this trial will be used by the student to apply in all colleges under the quota.

Admission committee member, AK Bhagi, said, “There will be designated colleges for trial in each sport. Students can give trial in one college and use the marks to apply to all other colleges.”

Trials, which will be overlooked by the sports admission committee, carry fifty marks. The remaining fifty marks are for winning and participation certificates, wherein the international, national, state, zonal and school certificates are given preference.

A student has to get minimum 25 marks in the trials to be admitted under the quota. However, the students who have represented the country in international games are given direct admission, reports Hindustan Times.

Not more than 5% of the total intake in each course is reserved for the sports and ECA quotas.

As reported by Hindustan Times.

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