Lucknow: They might have won laurels for the country and their state, but five young sportspersons are facing an uphill task in securing admission to Lucknow University under the sports quota.

International taekwondoists Varsha Singh and Satyavan Gaur, UP under-19 cricket team member Shubhang Raj, football national level player Srikant Kannauji and volleyball player
Mohit Singh Taliyan have sought admission for different courses in the university under the quota but are still awaiting a positive response.

Singh, who won a bronze medal in the Commonwealth international championship in Chennai last year, told PTI that she sought admission to B Com after which the University Athletics Association had sent her case to Vice-Chancellor Prof Manoj Singh.

The V-C had forwarded it to the admissions coordinator, Rajiv Pandey, however, she was refused an admission on the grounds that the admissions process was over.

The case of Mohit Singh Taliyan, who has taken part in several national level volleyball tourneys, bears similar resemblance to Singh's.

After failing to get a positive response from the university, he along with some other players like him have now sent a letter to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on September 13 seeking justice.

On the issue, the V-C said the admissions coordinator (Pandey) is in better know of the concerned rules and needed to be contacted for the same. The V-C does not personally take decisions and works on the suggestions of officials as per the rules.

Since he was not fully aware of these, there was no use taking his views on the matter, Singh added.


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