Yoga included in ECA category trials to begin from June 25

first_imgNew Delhi: Students who have applied for undergraduate programmes at DU under the Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) quota will face the priliminary round of trial from June 25. Moreover, the university has included “Yoga” for first time in the ECA category. Students who will qualify in the ECA trial will not be given more than 15% concession/relaxation in academic merit for the last relevant cut-off list. They will also have to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria of the programme. Up to 5 percent seats are reserved by every college for ECA admissions. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkIn the first phase of the trial, students will not be required to submit any certificate but will have to carry a printout of their registration form. Students who have not registered for ECA trials will not be allowed to perform. Students have been asked to upload one “best certificate” while filling the application form. This certificate will only be verified if they qualify in the final trial. “Weightage of 75:25 will be given to trials and certificates respectively,” said the university. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe applicant must secure at least 50% marks in final trials (38 marks out of 75) to be eligible for the final list of selected candidates. The university said that more weightage is being given to the performance trial instead of marks for certificate so that they will be able to judge the students knowledge and skill level instead of relying on certificates. Professor Rasal Singh, Member, Academic Council said that the varisty has alloted 5 percent supernumeray seats for ECA and sports category but some colleges do not give admission under ECA catergory, therefore, admission committee has instructed every colleges affiliated with the DU to give at least 1 percent of seats under ECA. He also said that it is essenstial to promote the talents of debate, drama, music, dance etc, meanwhile, transparency will also be made in this category so that all deserving candidates can get fair chance and talented students, who perform well can get the opportunity.last_img

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