Over 3 lakh candidates have registered for more than 60,000 seats in Delhi University and the university is expected to release the first cut-off for the merit based courses by June 20.
Students who have applied for admission in Delhi University under the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota started with their preliminary rounds of trials from Saturday.
Last year, there were 865 seats under the ECA category, which is expected to rise up to 1,000 this year, according to DU sources.
Admissions to these seats are based on performance in ‘trial’ rounds, which began on Saturday. Students can apply under 12 different categories to the ECA quota, with dance, music, debate and theatre being some of the more popular choices.
This year, the DU had received a total of 2,21,309 applications, with 20,207 applications for the ECA quota.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) has received the highest number of applications, with 3,281 students opting for the activity. The trials for these will be held on June 22, 23, 24 and 27 at Ram Lal Anand College.
The second popular choice appears to be dance, with 2,797 students applying for this. There are four sub categories under dance – Indian classical, Indian folk, western dance, and choreography, with over half of these students opting for Indian classical dance.
Students who are shortlisted after the preliminary trials will be notified on the website, and the final rounds of trials are expected to begin tentatively on June 30. Students in the final round will be evaluated at 75% for the trials and 25% for the certificates.