Delhi University has announced to reserve 5% seats in all the colleges for those applicants who seek admission to the four-year undergraduate programme under sports category.
The guidelines were issued to maintain five percent seats in all colleges for those aspiring to get admission in the combined category of sports and extracurricular activities (ECA) on supernumerary basis.
The guidelines mention that the admission process will entail 2-steps, one being in the super category while other in the trial category. The super category will qualify the direct admissions of those applicants who have taken part in international sporting events. Whereas, the trial category demands fitness tests along with sports trials to secure admission seat on the basis of the performance. The trial test will check through 3 test stages meant for strength, endurance and speed.
The aspirants must apply separately in the respective colleges, and for the same colleges are asked to make public via prospectus about the requirement of players of different sports category.
To get through sports trial test for admission under this quota, the candidate needs to attain minimum 18 marks in sports trials out of maximum 50 marks for sports certificates and another 50 marks for performance during trials, as told by joint dean of students' welfare, Malay Neerav.
With that the fitness trials must also be cleared even before the sports trial of each aspirant.
Another significant fact that the Neerav informed about is that only those applicants are eligible for the quota who have achieved distinction in sports within the last three years that too in a competition recognized by Association of Indian Universities and Indian Olympic Association.
The list of finalists will be declared on the DU website within next 7 days from trials and tests.