The students who were to apply for admissions under ECA (extracurricular activity) quota in Hindu College under Delhi University may face a big disappointment as the college has eliminated this category for ongoing admission season.
The college cancelled the admission under ECA quota because of complaints and the cases of malpractices for taking admissions using this quota’s relaxation. Hindu College’s Chairperson SNP Punj announced that no admission under this category is to be made this year.
Punj in a release mentioned that remove Hindu College follows the guidelines of the Delhi University to make all admissions. To clarify the eradication of ECA category he further said that the guidelines contain a clause that ‘the college may admit up to 5 per cent of students on Sports/ECA basis.’ This is an enabling, not mandatory clause. The option to admit, or not, students under these categories rests with the college. The release further stated that other colleges in Delhi University including SRCC (Shri Ram College of Commerce), St Stephen's and IP (Indraprastha) are not accepting admissions under ECA category as well and that too from several years.
However, he also mentioned that inquiries and verification will be held and action will be taken against those guilty of malpractices. However, on the Public Notice Board and College website has it clearly mentioned.
The varsity’s sources had spoken that the college cannot terminate admissions under ECA because it did not mention about it in a prospectus or on an official platform. Upon this, Punj elucidated that the delayed decision and conflict on the FYUP system prevented The Hindu College to mention about the abolition of ECA category in their prospectus for the admission season.
On the other hand, deputy registrar Ram Dutt says, "DU has communicated its decision to the college twice already".