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Delhi University admissions 2019: 12 sports including Yoga removed from sports quota



Delhi University admissions 2019: Delhi University has released the DU Admissions form 2019 for the Delhi for different courses. The online link for the Delhi University Admission 2019 UG Courses application form has been released on the official website. The candidates can apply through – du.ac.in.

Read: DU Admissions 2019: 14 new changes in Delhi University admissions

Delhi University admissions 2019: Yoga removed from the sports quota
Yoga, which was part of the sports quota list in the Delhi University till last year, has been categorised under the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) from this year.

“Yoga has been excluded from the sports list and added as an activity, while 27 sports under the sports quota that are part of the Olympics, World Championship, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championship and Paralympics have been included.”– said the vasrsity.

Other than the yoga there are 12 others sports that Delhi University has excluded from the sports quota. The officials said there were some sports like fencing, where only two entries were received last year.

Delhi University admissions 2019: 12 excluded sports
The 12 others sports that Delhi University has excluded from the sports quota are:

1. Archery (Indian round)
2. Ball badminton
3. Baseball (women)
4. Softball (men)
5. Korfball (male)
6. 4x100m Relay race
7. Cross-country running
8. Cycling, fencing
9. Power-lifting
10. Best physique
11. Yoga.

Officials said the varsity was always questioned about yoga being included in the sports quota.

“We had received guidelines about inclusion of games for sports quota in June 2018 from the HRD Ministry and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. After deliberations in various committees, it was decided that 24 sports that are part of various high-profile competitions and three popular sports will make it to the list of games for the sports quota,” the officials said.

Delhi University admissions 2019: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy
The varsity said that they were not a part of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, under which top performing universities in sports are awarded, since they were not following the guidelines and hence were not getting any support.

Delhi University admissions 2019: 2 entries in fencing
DU admission on sports category: – Direct admission or on the basis of trial
There are 27 sports listed for admission under two categories – direct admission category and admission on the basis of sports trial.

Direct admission: The sportspersons, who have represented India in competitions, recognised and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be given direct admission without sports trial. These include Olympic Games, World Championship, Commonwealth Games, etc.
Sports trial: In the second category, aspirants will be awarded maximum 40 marks on the basis of sports certificates and 60 marks for sports trials. They can upload best of three certificates, the officials said.

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