No ECA trials at Hindu College, dates clash at other colleges

“The governing body of the college had decided last year to not admit students through ECA quota. The same will be applicable this year too,” officiating principal Anju Srivastava said.

Written by Shikha Sharma | New Delhi | Published: June 23, 2015 4:09 am
Teachers had alleged irregularities in the construction of a girls’ hostel. (Source: Express photo) Admission to five per cent seats in all Delhi University (DU) colleges is done through the sports and ECA quota. (Source: Express photo)

Like last year, students wishing to seek admission in Hindu College through Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota will not be able to do so. The college administration has decided not to enroll students through the ECA quota.

“The governing body of the college had decided last year to not admit students through ECA quota. The same will be applicable this year too,” officiating principal Anju Srivastava said.

Admission to five per cent seats in all Delhi University (DU) colleges is done through the sports and ECA quota. Hindu College, this year, will only be enrolling students through the sports quota.

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Last year, the college had scrapped admissions through ECA quota following complaints of alleged irregularities in the selection process.

College chairman S P N Punj had then justified the decision, saying the action was taken in view of the complaints of irregularities forwarded to him by the university Vice-Chancellor.

“This is an enabling, not mandatory clause,” Punj had said. Meanwhile, students applying to various DU colleges under sports and ECA quota may have tough choices to make, as the dates for sports and ECA trials clash in various colleges.

“Both Hans Raj College and Ramjas College have their trials on June 29. The trials are half-an-hour apart. Though the venues are close by, I might not be able to make it to both,” Rahul, an aspirant wanting to get into DU through the sports quota, said.

Ramjas’s ECA trials on July 4 will also be clashing with SRCC’s sports trials. Similarly, while Kirori Mal College will be verifying certificates on July 1, Ramjas will have its theatre trials on the same day.

Sports trials for chess at Hindu College are clashing with Kirori Mal College’s basketball trials. Basketball trials at Hindu are clashing with badminton trials at SRCC. Some of the sports trials at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu and Hansraj also fall on the same day.

Officials from DU’s Students’ Welfare said organising trials was the prerogative of respective colleges and had to be sorted at that level.

“It is the colleges’ prerogative to organise days for sports and ECA trials. Any clashes will have to be dealt with at the level of the colleges itself,” a DSW member said.

The first cut-off list of DU will come out on June 25. The university has already conducted centralised fitness tests.

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