In an attempt to increase sports participation at higher studies level, Delhi University’s Academic Council(AC) has introduced five percent quota under sports category from this year for postgraduate admissions. The reservation will be imposed on all faculties barring medicine, engineering, technology and management studies.
Even though the facility existed the prior year unawareness and unsystematic implementation created a lax in its enforcement. The system has been streamlined this year according to which students applying under sports category will have to sit for the entrance examination but there admission under this category will be determined by a trial and interview.
Students who get admission under this category will have to practice their sport religiously after admission, failure to do so will lead to cancellation of the said admission. As told by DU Sports Council (DUSC) director Jitender S Naruka to Times of India, students of sports category should actively participate in the day-to-day training and practice of games, coaching programmes, camps, inter-college and inter-university tournaments, besides other meets approved by the DUSC.
The Council has also introduced methods of examination in a bid to make it easier for the sportsperson to balance college and sports.An alternative method of assessment will be applied by the department or institute in case a sportsperson fails to sit for an in house examination on account of their participation in sport related activities. The marks for tutorials in the internal assessment scheme will also be given after consideration with DUSC.