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DU: A Guide to ECA and Sports Quota Admissions

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DU, known for its sky-high cut-offs, also offers admissions on the basis of extracurricular activities and achievements in sports. Following is a guide for aspiring DU students. 

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Delhi University is one of the most sought-after universities for undergraduate studies in business, arts, and science. Because it receives applications from candidates from all over the world, the university has fairly specific selection criteria. For this reason, the cutoffs for commerce, science, and arts courses at DU also remain high every year. However, students who participate in sports and extracurricular activities can get a break from the cut-offs.

The 2021 Situation

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, DU has chosen not to conduct physical trials for ECA and Sports candidates, as it did last year. Only merit or participation certificates will be accepted for the ECA and Sports quotas, which candidates can submit online on their respective dashboards.

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The New Rule With Respect to Required Certification

Till 2020, candidates in the ECA and sports categories were required to present their best three certificates from the past three years. This year, DU has enabled candidates to upload certificates from the previous four years, i.e. certifications issued between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2021.

Since many students were unable to participate in competitions last year owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, the university made this decision.

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How to Apply under Sports Category

To apply under the Sports category, go to the official University website and fill out the application form. There, apply via the Sports quota and upload your athletic certificate to the DU admissions portal.

Guide for ECA Applicants

The following are the several ECA categories under which a student can gain admission to the University of Delhi:

  1. Creative Writing (English and Hindi)
  2. Debate (English and Hindi)
  3. Digital Media (Photography, Animation and Film Making)
  4. Divinity
  5. Fine Arts
  6. Music (Indian and Western: Vocal and Light)
  7. Music (Instrument: Indian and Western)
  8. Theatre
  9. Quiz
  10. National Service Scheme
  11. National Cadet Corps
  12. Dance (Indian Folk and Indian Classical)
  13. Yoga

How to Apply Under ECA Category

The admission process under ECA involves registration at the DU ECA portal. The applicant can upload a maximum of 5 certificates for the category through which they are seeking admission. Following the application process, the University will release a merit list in the descending order of marks secured against the certificates by applicants.

Read more DU Express here. 

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