For applicants applying under the ECA category, the best place to be informed is the University Website, College websites, and college notice boards which will notify the number of seats available, the list of students selected from the ECA trials. However, admission into a college only depends upon the availability of seats in that particular college and is not subject to clearing the final trials.
Here are the general guidelines for the students applying under the ECA category:
- The applicants are required to apply separately under the ECA category under the UG admissions portal for an additional fee of Rs. 100/ (per event).
- The applicants are required to upload only one certificate (preferably the one with the highest achievement) issued after 1st May 2015 to 30th April 2018 in each activity they wish to apply for as a proof of their involvement in the relevant activity.
- Trials will be held at two levels:
- Preliminary trials
- Final trials.
The dates for the same will be notified on the University and college websites as well as the college notice boards.
- The applicant shall be allowed to appear in the preliminary trials only once in an event.
- Not more than 15% concession/relaxation in academic merit vis-à-vis UR category applicants (for the last relevant cut-off) may be given for admission to specific programmes (subject to the minimum eligibility of the programme).
- Weightage in the final trials will be given to the trials and certificates in the following ratio: Trials: 75%, Certificates: 25%. The certificates are verified by the ECA committee of the college.
- The applicant must secure at least 50% marks in the final trials (38 out of 75) to be eligible for the final list of selected candidates
- All students should carry a copy of their application registration form as well as their certificates which they would have to submit in the venue of the trials.
- The trials for admission under the ECA category shall be the conducted by an ECA committee (Admissions) appointed by the University Admission Committee.
Colleges offering this course
51 colleges are offering ECA quota under Indian classical and Indian folk including Daulat Ram College, Deshbandhu College, Miranda House, Hansraj College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, and Kamala Nehru College. There are 47 colleges offering ECA quota under Western Dance including Maitreyi College, Miranda House, Kamala Nehru College, Sri Venkateshwara College, and Lakshmibai College. In Choreography, 22 colleges are offering ECA quota including Deen Daya Upadhyaya College, LSR College, Ramjas College, Miranda House, Hansraj College, and Zakir Hussain Delhi College.
Four categories are providing ECA quota under dance i.e. Indian Classical, Indian Folk, Western dance and Choreography.
According to Kaira Rakheja, a first year ECA quota student studying B.A. Political Science honours in Miranda House, “There were two rounds of trials and there were three to four judges at a time. Dancers were evaluated on the basis of technique and expression. It was quiet a speedy and efficient process. Each dancer introduced themselves, performed and was asked a few questions about their dance style and choreography.”
Students are often asked to be prepared by the teaching faculty for a large degree of competition in such a category. “I consider myself lucky to have gotten the rank that I did. It was really heartening to see the attention to technique as well as the high energy in each and every performer,” Ms. Rakheja says.
Feature Image Credits: Akarsh Mathur for DU Beat.