The admission process of University of Delhi for the academic session of 2019 has begun. With this, candidates applying for sports quota have the coveted seats up for  grabs. The process is tedious and long, and requires the candidates to go through the requisite trials in their preferred discipline.

Here we will breakdown the whole process into concise steps:


The process begins with candidates registering themselves by filling up the online application forms available on the DU University of Delhi (DU)  Undergraduate (UG) portal. They can apply for a maximum number of three games/sport(s). The candidates have to submit an additional fee of Rs. 100 to apply in the sports category. 

The admission is based on two categories 

       1. Direct admission without Sports Trial

The candidate should have represented India in — Olympic Games (IOC), World championship or World Cup by International Sports Federation (ISF), Commonwealth Games by Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Asian Games by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Asian Championships (ISF), South Asian Games (SAG) by South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC) and/or Paralympic Games by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be eligible for this category. They should be recognized and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS).  

  1. Admission On the Basis Of Sports Trial

The admission process under this category requires candidates to go through two stages:

  1. Merit/Participation Sports certificate for 40 marks

The candidates can upload their self-attested copies of three merit sports certificate. However, only the highest value certificate will be considered for the marking. The certificate should fall between the timeline of 01st May 2016 to 30th April 2019 to be considered. The minimum marks required to be eligible for the sports trial is 04.

       2. Sports Trial for 60 marks

The three broad categories of sports in which participants can apply are: team games, dual and combat sports, and individual sports.  The team games include Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Netball, Softball, and Volleyball. The dual and combat sports include badminton, boxing, Judo, squash, table-tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and wrestling. The individual sports include Archery, Athletics, Chess, Diving, Gymnastics, shooting, swimming and weight-lifting.


The sports trials will be held in the last week of June. The venue and the timings will be uploaded on the DU website.

The participant can only appear in one event/position/weight category and they should secure a minimum of 30 marks in the sports trials to be eligible for consideration in sports merit list, which will be further forwarded to the colleges.

The list of finally selected applicants will be displayed on the college website for three days. The marks of the sports certificates and sports trials will be displayed on the dashboard of the applicants as well. It is also mandatory for the candidates to submit an undertaking on Non-judicial Stamp paper of INR 100/- stating that he/she will play for the college and University during the course of three years.

Points to be noted:

  • Admission of candidate is solely based on the availability of seats in a course in the college.
  • An applicant’s name appearing in the sports merit list doesn’t guarantee admission in a college.
  • Any grievances pertaining to the marks shall be addressed by the UG Sports Grievance Committee.
  • Any injury/casualty suffered by the applicant during trial will be their sole responsibility.  

Feature Image Credits: Akarsh Mathur for DU Beat


Antriksha Pathania
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Miranda House hosted its annual sports event Erobern over the course of three days, from 10th to 12th February, 2016. With participation from over thirty teams from colleges like Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Jesus and Mary College, Daulat Ram College and most women colleges of Delhi University, along with women teams from co-educational colleges, the winners’ position for all events was well fought for. Erobern saw five main competitive events- Netball, Ball Badminton, Basketball, Chess and Taekwondo.

The three day celebration of women-in-sports started off with an opening address by Dr. Pratibha Jolly who voiced her support for the event. She was accompanied to the opening ceremony by Professor Pasquale Sgro, the head of the Department of Economics of Deakin University, Australia, who was in the college for delivering a lecture. The opening ceremony was followed by a yoga demonstration by the students of Miranda House and a rope-skipping presentation by the Dutch Dragon Crew who enthralled the audience with over 450 styles of rope-skipping.

Tapasya Changkakati, the president of the Miranda House Sports Society, was happy with the turnout. When asked about her experience with Erobern, having been a familiar face from the previous year’s event, she said, “It’s a great experience to host fellow sportspersons. We always learn a lot from them. We hope all participating teams take away good memories of a fair and fun event from Erobern 2016.”

Erobern 2016
Erobern 2016

While Day 1 mainly saw knockout matches, the second day was full of action with Chess and Taekwondo being the main attractions, along with the league matches for Netball, Basketball and Ball Badminton. Proving that playing on home turf is indeed advantageous, Miranda House took the first position for both Chess and Taekwondo. The second and third positions were grabbed by the teams from LSR and Laxmibai College respectively for Chess, and Daulat Ram College and Aryabhatta College respectively for Taekwondo.

The finals of Netball, Ball Badminton and Basketball took place on the third day. After a well competed match between LSR and Miranda House, the latter emerged as the winners of the final. LSR took the second position, followed by the team from Kirori Mal College in the third position. It was a special moment for the Miranda House team as they had earlier lost to LSR in the basketball event at Kirori Mal College. Komal and Meena, two first-year players on the team were all glee as they said, “We were nervous about the match but our seniors were phenomenal and we had an 11 point lead in the first quarter itself!”

The Miranda House team again reigned supreme in the finals of Netball, fighting off competition from JMC for the first position. The teams from JMC and Maitreyi College followed, making up the top 3. The winners for Ball Badminton were the teams from Gargi College, Miranda House and Maitreyi College respectively.

Image Credits: Jasmine Chahal for DU Beat

BITS Pilani recently conducted the BITS Open Sports Meet(BOSM), its annual sports fest from the 18th-22nd of September. The fest, in its 30th edition witnessed record attendance as well as participation. Colleges from all over India descended on the golden sands of Pilani to give stellar performances. Many new sports events were added to the itinerary. BOSM also hosted its first ever prof-show, a music concert by the immensely popular electro- indie band “The F16s”. The organizing clubs and departments then kept the crowd entertained with numerous fun games and events- like Human Foosball, zorbing, street football and Anti-Chess. The renewal of the LAN gaming competition was a hit as well, witnessing huge crowds either to play or just enjoy the action!


Several colleges from DU had participated in BOSM this year. Shri Ram College of Commerce clean swept all 3 categories in the Chess competitions. The basketball teams from SRCC also put forth telling performances on the court and deservedly won the boys’ event and narrowly lost out in the finals in the girls’ event. The boys beat the equally amazing Hans Raj in the final. Sri Venkateswara, or Venky as their fans here called them, comfortably won the football event beating BITS Dubai in the final.


The fest was a roaring success, right from the opening ceremony to the finals on the last day, everyone who attended had been thoroughly entertained. The rain, as is customary during every BOSM, tried to throw the spanner in the works on the opening day itself, but the sheer enthusiasm of the audience and the resilience of the participants and the organizing committee was enough to chase the clouds away and BOSM went off just as planned.

How the fest betters itself next year, only remains to be seen.The success it had this year was unprecedented.