With the admission process at peak and with cut-offs starting to release, the University of Delhi is moving ahead with new admissions. However, this year it was decided not to conduct any trials for admissions via ECA quota. In light of this, Delhi University Executive Council member on Monday, 21st September, 2020 demanded that Extra-Curricular Trial should be held with all the precautions.
They raised the issue in Emergency EC held on Monday. Earlier it was decided that the admissions will be conducted based on certificates. This year, in the wake of COVID-19, the University of Delhi decided not to conduct any admissions on the basis of ECA quota except those who hold NCC and NSS certificates. After this, in July it was decided to conduct admissions in 12 categories including music, dance, divinity, yoga, etc.
Rajesh Jha, a member of the Executive Council, said that they are receiving many emails from gurus to conduct ECA trials with proper precautions. “In order to avoid crowding and ensure physical distancing, colleges should be allowed to conduct the ECA selection process and admissions as the admissions are statutorily within the jurisdiction of the college staff councils,” he said. Jha also said that the issue of online open book exams being conducted by “bypassing the statutory bodies – Academic Council and Executive Council” – was also raised.
Depending upon the genuine nature of certificates is not the way out. Trials are a must and they need to be conducted to test performance-based skills.
These trials are most likely to take place. However, it is not yet decided as to how and when will these trials be conducted. The information will be uploaded on University’s official website.
They also demanded the absorption of ordinances of ad hoc teachers. Jha said, “In violation of its own ordinance, DU has thousands of ad hoc and temporary teachers, who have been toiling hard for years without any increment, leaves and any opportunity for profession upgradation. Even the statutory maternity leave is not available to the female ad hoc teachers. The pandemic situation has further aggravated their uncertainties.”
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