What is procedure for admission under sports quota: HC to DU

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New Delhi, May 23: Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Delhi University (DU) to apprise it about the procedure followed by the varsity in the admission process of students applying under sports quota.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said this while hearing a petition seeking a direction to DU to centralise the admission process in sports quota and also for devising a mechanism for coordination between colleges in this regard.

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"You (DU) file an affidavit and tell us about the procedure followed by DU as on today. We will consider it," the bench told the lawyer appearing for the university.

The counsel sought time to file an affidavit after which the bench posted the matter for hearing on August 17.

The petition, filed by NGO Child Health Organisation, sought a direction to the DU to "make the admission through sports quota more streamlined and centralised so that all the applicant get equal opportunity" of getting admission.

It alleged that rules regarding admission process of students applying under sports quota were "flawed" and there was no coordination between the colleges about the trials.

"An individual seeking admission cannot attend two trials at the same time and on same date at different colleges. This plays a pivotal role in jeopardising the future plan of the meritorious students/players," the plea claimed adding that tests for various colleges for same sports were scheduled for same day and almost same time.

It sought a direction to the DU to amend the guidelines for students seeking admission under sports quota. The plea also sought a direction to the DU "to devise a mechanism for coordination between colleges to have coordinated trial procedure among themselves so that every student is able to try for every college."

PTI

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