May 28 will see the start of registration process for admissions under sports category in the undergraduate courses of Delhi University (DU), along with the centralized online application process. However, candidates will have to apply separately at each college for sports admissions. The registration process will continue till June 15.
There is no change in the major features of the admission policy, including the eligibility criteria. However, the fitness trials will be conducted by the sports council of the university over three days—June 18 to 20—from 9am at the Polo Ground near North Campus. It will be a centralized process. The results will be declared on June 22 and the aspirants will be given fitness certificates.
DU authorities say that the fitness test has been made centralised to help the colleges from the undue pressure. Previously the first college which conducts the fitness test used to get unmanageable number of candidates. The candidates who clear the fitness tests—any two of the three—are eligible for the sports trials to be conducted by the colleges. The fitness certificate will be valid for all sports trials. Aspirants will be tested for strength, endurance and speed. However, for certain sports like chess, candidates will be eligible for the final trials even if they qualify in any one of the three fitness tests.
The sports trials will start on June 23 and colleges will be announcing their individual schedules. The colleges will also announce their requirements, regarding which sport they will enroll students and also the specific position in a particular sport if applicable.
Meanwhile, with the Class XII board exams, especially mathematics, having been unexpectedly difficult for many, DU aspirants are exploring other options besides what they had been planning for. BSc mathematics hopefuls are writing engineering entrance exams and those who can, are banking on ECA or sports quota to get them in.