New Delhi: Admissions under the sports quota into Delhi University (DU) have been made simpler this year following the introduction of the four-year undergraduate programme, a university official said on Monday.

"The candidates now seeking admission on the basis of chess, archery and shooting only need to qualify either in the 50-metre dash, standing broad jump or 1,000-metre race or walk," said Ram Dutt, DU deputy registrar, in a statement.

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Unlike the previous year, students who apply under the sports quota need not go through the difficult physical exercises, irrespective of the particular sports they play.

"All the sports trials will also be video-graphed by all the colleges in order to ensure transparency," Dutt said.

The sports trials will be held in different colleges, and candidates qualifying the fitness test would be issued certificates that would be accepted by all the colleges.

"The sports trials in different colleges would begin after the announcement of the first cut-off list, scheduled to be announced June 26," Avinashi Kapoor, joint dean, students' welfare, said.

DU reserves five percent seats in all courses for students who have won recognition in a range of sports activities throughout the country.

DU has introduced, starting this academic year, the four-year undergraduate programme under which students are required to study 11 foundation courses in the first two years.

(Agencies)

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