University of Delhi’s amendments in the admission process of Indra Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and sports science (IGIPESS) have aroused the tension in the minds of students. The University has revised the criteria and increased the weightage of sports certificates to 40% which might ruin the career of students who were dependent on entrance exams.
The spread of coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of colleges since March 16 which has provoked the University of Delhi to commence the admission process completely online. The switch from offline to online has resulted in amendments and changes in the entire admission process of Delhi University. The undergraduate final year students who wished to seek admission to Indra Gandhi Institute of Physical Education And Sports Science might not be able to seek admission due to University’s unexpected modification in the admission process.
Earlier, the criteria for admission in IGIPESS was 60% for the entrance test, 20% for a physical exam, and the rest 20% on the basis of certificates. However, the newly adopted criteria by Delhi University has tensed the students. The University has boycotted the 20% sports trial and granted the entire 40% weightage to sports certificates. The modifications made by the University are unjust in the eyes of students.
Delhi University students who wished to apply for PG admissions in IGIPESS are tensed due to University’s modification in the admission criteria. Students are protesting against the University’s decision of providing 40% weightage to sports certificates.
A group of students studying at Delhi University asserted that from the beginning itself the principal of their college told them to focus on studies. The students alleged that the University did not provide them with facilities and time to practice. They were asked to reach the college by 9 AM and solicited to attend the lectures all day long, leaving no time with students for academy training.
The students want the University to make modifications to the unfair criteria of substituting the entire 20% marks of physical fitness to certificates. The students have demanded to reconsider the changes and split the 15% to entrance examination and rest 5% to sports proficiency. The students claim that the University never supported them to take part in tournaments nor encouraged them. It is unfair and irrational to expect students to present certificates of high value. The Delhi University students are demanding the University to take a decision in the interest of students. As many students of the University do not have certificates, the students want the DU to give preference to the entrance exams.