Over 5,000 rejected in DU sports trials for invalid certificates
Thursday will be the last day for fitness tests and trials for admission under the sport category at Delhi University. The eight-day long trial had started on June 28. This year, the University's sports council rejected as many as 5,814 out of 12,914 applications.
Anil Kumar Kalkal, director of Physical Education and Sports, DU said: "We only consider those certificates for sports trials which are for zonal, state, national level and international level. The reason for ineligibility of 5,814 applicants was that their certificates belonged to open tournaments, basic level, marking level and memorial-based organised sports, which the varsity does not consider for trials."
On Wednesday, trials for Taekwondo were conducted, for which the sports council invited three veteran Taekwondo experts, two international medal winners in the sport, one national level coach of Taekwondo and one sports council nominee.
Dr Tarun, a Taekwondo expert at Miranda College, said: "We have coaches at the college level, but many lacking expertise. That's why we invite experts. They also ensure that no coach favours a particular college."
Veteran sportspersons – such as cricketers Gurucharan Singh and Sarkar Talwar – and high ranking government officials – like Jagdeep Singh (DIG, CISF), Dr Vikram Singh (Assistant Director, JNU) and MP Singh (Sports Authority of India) – are supervising the sport trials in the varsity.
Talking before her trial on Wednesday, Anshika, a Taekwondo player said: "I am a state level player and have come here to get admission in Miranda or Aryabhatta College. I am more excited than stressed and looking forward to it."
Trials for three sports will take place on Friday, namely Handball (Men) at 8pm at the Rugby stadium, Korfball (men and women) at 8.30 am in Kirori Mal College and Taekwondo (Men) at Cluster Innovation Centre University stadium.