New Delhi: Delhi University has issued fresh norms for the students aspiring for admissions on the basis of Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA). According to the new norms, the students will not get more than 15 percent relaxation under the ECA quota. The students will have to undergo two trials on the basis of their performance in various categories like dance, singing and other cultural activities. Students with better performance and certificates in ECA will get weightage at the time of admission.

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In the notification issued by the Deputy Registrar (Academic) of Delhi University, it has been said that students will have to register themselves in the ECA category after which college will issue the trial dates on its website and notice-board within the stipulated time period. It further said that students will have to submit their certificates of their past three years’ performance in various categories of ECA.  This is being asked to ascertain that that the students were really involved in various activities from class 10th to 12th.

Students will be given weightage on the basis of their participation and important achievements in international, national, state-level and district-level competitions. Certificates will enable the students to have 25 percent of the total weightage whereas rest of the weightage will be decided on the basis of their performance in the trial. All the students will be free to give their own presentation in a single event of the first trial. If the student is willing to participate in more than one trial then he or she will have to register as per the norms prescribed for it.

The college will release the list of the students who will qualify for the final trial on their notice board and its website also. Colleges have given directions that they will not allow admission to a student who has obtained marks 15 percent less than the cutoff marks set by the college.

Administrative officers of Delhi University have said that Dr. Deepak Malhotra, Principal of Dayal Singh college led high-power committee has been set up and the rules and regulations have been formed on the basis of the committee’s recommendations which are transparent. In this regard, Dr. Malhotra said that these recommendations were given by the principals of 16 colleges who are the members of high-power committee.

JPN/Bureau

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