Various colleges that are part of the Delhi University will now admit students based on their excellence in exotic sports like water polo, kayaking, canoeing and sword fighting apart from the sports quota seats guaranteed under sports like tennis, cricket, basketball and weightlifting.
Every year, the Delhi University takes not more than 5 percent of the total students for each course under the sports quota and there are not more than 43 categories of sports, currently.
The registration process includes filling up of the centralised optical mark registration (OMR) form, after filling which the candidate will have to appear for a fitness test. A certificate would be provided to all the candidates who qualify the test. Various colleges would be designated for trials in each sport. In the trials procedure, the marks obtained in one trial in one college would be applicable for all other colleges too. A student has to secure a minimum of 25 marks to secure a seat for admission under the sports quota.
A committee comprising of Principal, teachers of physical education, nominee from Delhi University sports council and a nominee of the Vice-Chancellor will be carrying out the final selection process for their admission under sports quota. A report from HT records a university official saying that this year a few colleges have been granted the authority to conduct fitness tests and these tests will be conducted on different dates so that the candidates do not lose any opportunity.
Students, who have won national, state, zonal and school level competitions with valid certificates as well as those who have represented the country internationally, will get direct admission to Delhi University.