DU: No admissions under ECA quota this year; Except NCC and NSS

Amidst Covid-19 pandemic trials for ECA could not take place so the varsity has decided not to conduct ECA trials. However, The decision will not apply to the National Cadet Corps and the National Service Scheme for which selection would be based on certificates.

Delhi University will not be conducting admissions under the extra-curricular activities quota this year, a senior university official, asserted reports, The Hindu.

The official also said that online mode for conducting ECA trials was ruled out as there would be lag or glitches.

Apart from that, the authenticity of the performance would be questioned if a pre-recorded video is sent.

Nevertheless, admissions under sports quota will take place based on certificates but not on trials.

“There will be no trial. The admission will be done on the basis of certificates for sports. It was deliberated that it was not possible to hold ECA trials virtually,” said Arun Atree.

Arun Atree, who is one of the member from the committee, also asserted that it has been tentatively decided to open registrations for the admission on June 20, which will go on till July 4. The entire process will be held online with only final document verification would be done in person.

With that, the timetable for the release of cut-off lists would also depend upon the exams to be conducted by various school-boards and their results.

Mr Atree said that while he proposed the removal of the cancellation fee of ₹1,000 for students from SC, ST, OBC, EWS and PwD categories, as it would impede their free movement, the suggestion was not taken up.

“I pointed out that students coming from poorer sections will be at a loss because Rs 1,000 is huge. Three free movements should have been allowed,” Attri asserted.

Other suggestions which he made such as; furnishing the latest income certificates for OBC students and not penalising candidates for discrepancies on the caste certificate were accepted.

It is here noteworthy that officials asserted the final schedule for admissions will be released shortly.

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