DU Removed 12 Sports From Merit List

Delhi university(DU) has decided to remove 12 sports from the sports quota list for the admissions procedure of 2019-2020. It was a really hash decision as there are lot of DU aspirants who are trying to seek admission through sports quota but not having enough percentage of marks for the cutoff list.

A member of the sports council, who wished not to be named, said that the lack of applicants in these sports was the reason for their exclusion. Lack of applicants does not justify that no one is interested in that sport.

Sumit Kumar, a government school student, has participated in national  and international Softball tournaments for six years and hoped to get admission in Delhi university on the strength of his performance but earlier this month , DU removed his sports i.e. Softball (men), along with Fencing, Ball Badminton, Archery (Indian round), Cycling, Yoga, Baseball (Women), korfball (male), best physique, power-lifting,  4x100m relay race and cross-country running. Read More

“Under Union government’s guidelines, universities should take admissions only in games that are part of Commonwealth, Olympics or Asian games. The sports that we have decided to exclude are not as popular and only a handful of candidates opt for them while applying for admissions,” the member said. Read More

Baseball and softball had been there for a long time. Fencing and cycling are Olympic sports. Most of the disciplines in the list were approved by the Union Ministry Of youth And Affairs. So how can the say that there is no effect in life of the students who are inspired for these sports.

High court seeks DU’s reply over games removed from sports quota.

The Delhi high court Monday sought the response of the Delhi University on a plea by several students challenging the decision of the varsity to remove ball badminton and softball from the list of games for the sports quota.

Justice C Hari Shankar issued the notice to Delhi University seeking to know its stand on a plea by 11 students who contended that the varsity had removed 12 games, including cycling, yoga, ball badminton, softball and archery.

On May 14, Hindustan Times had first reported that 12 games have been removed by the Delhi University and those seeking admissions in the sports quota under these games would not be eligible. Five percent of all seats in each course is reserved under the sports quota. Read More

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DU is releasing its admission form Today, So please check if the sport you aspire is there in the sports quota list or not. Click Here To Visit.

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