Delhi University admissions: Sports quota forms out before date
Keen to get into Delhi University through the sports quota? Then waiting till the announcement of the second cut-off list, as advised by university counsellors, may not be the best idea.Though the DU Information Bulletin clearly states that for admission under the sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) categories, students should “contact individual colleges from the date of announcement of the second cut-off”, some colleges have been selling forms for the sports quota right from the first week of June.Lady Shri Ram College, Dyal Singh College and Gargi College are three institutions that Mail Today verified are currently selling forms. Dyal Singh College and Gargi College will close sale on June 21, the day the second cut-off list is announced.Shreya Kaicker, a DU aspirant, was lucky to discover this on time.”I was pretty relaxed thinking that I don’t have to do anything till June 21. But when I started browsing the websites of different colleges, I realised that some were already selling forms,” she said.Meera Ramachandran, Gargi College principal, said: “Our forms for ECA and sports have been available on the college website since June 1, but we will continue submission till the morning of the trials, which will be held on June 22.”Dyal Singh College has uploaded a new admission notice on its website that clearly states: “Pre-admission forms for admission under ECA and Sports categories are available in the college office from June 10 to June 21 between 10 am and 1 pm on working days on the payment of Rs 20 per form.”advertisementLady Shri Ram College, too, has been doing the same since June 8 and will end sale on June 22.”I am not aware if Dyal Singh, LSR and Gargi have begun issuing forms for the Sports quota, but yes, our advice to all the colleges was to start sale only after the announcement of the second list. I will write to these colleges to find out if it really is so,” J.M. Khurana, dean, students’ welfare, said.This advisory, however, seems to have been misinterpreted by colleges. According to Dyal Singh College principal I.S. Bakshi, the institute wasn’t flouting any rule by selling forms before June 21.”The university advisory says the admission process should begin after the second list. Our sports trials will be held only after June 21, so I don’t see what the problem is,” he said.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.