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Delhi University ECA Guide

by Team FUCCHA

  Admission seeking children at Kirori Mal College in Delhi University, India (Students of Delhi University, Admission Seekers check second cut-off at Delhi University. Students Check out Admission List) University of Delhi (DU), apart from its sky-scrapping cut-offs is also known for a supreme celebration of Performing and Non-Performing Arts. Every year the University enrolls not so meritorious, but co-scholastically brilliant students under the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) quota. The activities recognized under the ECA Category include Fine Arts, Dramatics, Dance (Classical, Folk, and Western), Debate, Indian Music (Vocal and Instrumental), Western Music (Vocal and Instrumental) among others. The competition is massive. You may have as many as 200 competitors under a single category, of which 50 get shortlisted for the subsequent round, 10 are called for counseling, and eventually, only 2 get admission. Yes, that’s true, scoring a 95% might seem easier. Trust Me! According to the University norm, 75% weightage is given to the performance at the trials and rest to Certificates. The candidates may seek the benefit of participation/winning certificates under the concerned activity, of the last three years only. The trials are held at two levels, Preliminary and Final. Qualification to the preliminary trials might also depend on the screening of your certificates and documents. Though most of the colleges have only two levels of auditioning, colleges such as KMC and SGTB Khalsa College’s dramatics societies have 5-6 rounds of auditioning. Every year, KMC’s dramatics audition go on until late in the night, and early morning the next day. However, with the centralization of the entire auditioning process, the new format is yet to be known. It is likely that the competition to the top colleges and much-demanded subjects is going to be tremendous. DU in one of the most remarkable moves this year decided to centralize the ECA-Sports admission process. This means that applicants fill and upload all relevant documents in the centralized form itself. They undergo trial(s) at a single venue using their registration number that shall be judging criteria for admissions under the Co-Scholastic Quota to the colleges elected by the applicant in the Central Form having sanctioned seats for the particular activity. This implies that applicants won’t have to sprint from one college to another for forms and trials, eliminating the hassles created due to the clashing of trial dates of multiple colleges, and the process becoming fairer. The application procedure has begun and the University is expected to notify the date and venue for the trials soon. To those of you preparing for the same, take note that you might come across a lot of tittle-tattles about the procedure and selection, which are far from true. For example, preference being given to Classical Dance than Western Dance in some colleges. Also, your marks in Class 12th become a factor, when called upon counseling not before that. They won’t decide your promotion to the Final Trials, or qualification for the Prelims. However, when opting for a course during counseling, they might have a role to play. The University norms offer a relaxation of maximum 15% under the ECA Category and have mandated of not more than 5% intake in each course under the Sports and ECA Quota. However, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, among others do not have ECA Quota. To be noted that some colleges might not recognize all the above-mentioned activities for ECA intake. For example, Dance is not a part of ECA Admissions at Kirori Mal College (KMC). The 2.5% deduction for a change of stream would be applicable. Keep in mind; candidates have to score 50 per cent in trials to be eligible for admission in either category. Trials are very important. Your performance in the trial can do for your lesser number of certificates but not vice versa. Tip: Don’t try something too difficult in your trials, play it safe. Do something that you are best at. Sometimes, Rajma Chawal is a better option than Butter Chicken. And also avoid capitalizing unnecessarily. Be watchful of the date of trials, and selection list for the final trials. After doing all the hard work, you may have to compromise a college for a course or vice versa. Which is unfortunate, as the seats are limited, and the competition is huge. However, there are fine chances of getting both the desired course and college as well. Might just sound as a gamble, eh? That’s how it is! To those of you who have applied, we wish you All The Best! Remember, things are uncertain. But when nothing is sure, everything is possible, only if you have the courage to pursue them.


Article contributed by our Guest Writer and Intern, Saptaparno Ghosh.

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Category Archives: Admissions

Delhi University ECA Guide

by Team FUCCHA

  University of Delhi (DU), apart from its sky-scrapping cut-offs is also known for a supreme celebration of Performing and Non-Performing Arts. Every year the University enrolls not so meritorious, but co-scholastically brilliant students under the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) quota. The activities recognized under the ECA Category include Fine Arts, Dramatics, Dance (Classical, Folk, and Western), Debate, Indian Music (Vocal and Instrumental), Western Music (Vocal and Instrumental) among others. The competition is massive. You may have as many as 200 competitors under a single categor