Kamala Nehru College conducted trials for Divinity, which was introduced as a separate category in 2017, on14th and 15th June.
The Delhi University has received 17,586 ECA applications this year. The preliminary trials commenced on June 14 for 7 out of the 12 ECA categories. Kamala Nehru College conducted the preliminary trials for Divinity on June 14 and 15 which was introduced in 2017 as a separate ECA category before which it was included as a subcategory to vocals.
According to the University guidelines, the candidates have to be prepared in the elemental aspects of Sikhism as well as the cultural aspects. Harminder Kaur, former Vice Principal of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, and Harpreet Kaur, a doctorate in fine arts from Miranda House College judged the trials.
“The candidates are being assessed on the basis of their caliber, creativity, and intellectual capability. After their performance, they are asked questions on their technical knowledge of music and their knowledge of Sikhism,” said Mamta Tyagi, coordinator of the trials at Kamala Nehru College.
Namneet Kaur, who aspires to study B.Com. Programme at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, recited the Shabad ‘Ab More Jiwan Padvi Par’. She said, “The trials went very well. I was able to answer all their questions.” Simarpreet Kaur, an aspirant of Economics Honours at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce said, “I have been preparing the Shabad ‘sabhe jee Samal Apni Meher Kar ’ since the past one week. I feel confident that my performance will go well.”
178 applications were received for divinity this year, out of which only 38 applicants turned up for trials. Looking at the low turnout, Tanushree, a representative of the organising committee at Kamala Nehru said, “Many applicants thought that divinity was a subcategory to vocals because of which they had filled the form incorrectly and their application was rejected for this category.” Krishna Shree, another member of the organising committee said, “There have been many clashes in the preliminary trials because of which many applicants have prioritised other categories over Divinity and haven’t turned up for these trials.”
Mata Sundri College, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce are the four colleges that offer admission on the basis of this category.
Trials for Creative Writing, which have received 1395 applications, were conducted at Hansraj College on 15th June and the trails for Debate- English and Hindi commenced on 14th June at Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening). The trails for NCC, which received the highest number of applications at 3,019, will commence on 19th June at SGTB Khalsa College. The preliminary trials are scheduled to end on 21st June and the list of selected candidates for final trials will be declared on 22nd June.
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