Sports fitness test to be centralized by DU

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SportsIn an effort to make admissions under sports category more centralized and less burdensome for colleges in Delhi University, some significant changes have been proposed. One of these is centralised fitness tests and common registration dates with other category aspirants.

If the proposal is accepted by the university, the fitness test, which decides eligibility for sports trials, will be conducted by the university. The tests are so far being conducted by individual colleges. The fitness certificate issued by one college is valid for sports trials in other colleges as well.

A principal of a DU college, who is part of the 23-member admission committee, explained that in order to help out colleges so that they can concentrate on the sports trials it has been proposed that a centralized fitness test be conducted for all aspirants in sports category. He further informed that the trials can be conducted at Polo Ground near North Campus. Candidates can proceed to colleges with the fitness certificates to participate in the sports trials. There will be an expert committee which will check certificates produced by candidates and award points. This will significantly lessen the burden of colleges.

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Lat year, Delhi University had issued guidelines for admission of students to the four-year undergraduate programme in sports category . Five percent seats were reserved in all colleges for those seeking admission in the combined category of sports and extracurricular activities (ECA) on supernumerary basis. According to the guidelines, these were two-step admissions—in the super category and trial category. Those who had participated in international sporting events fall in the super category and were eligible for direct admission. The rest needed to take fitness tests to be followed by sports trials.

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