Delhi University candidates disqualified from taking fitness tests


Delhi University’s admission process have been started under sports quota. More than 50 students failed in the fitness test and trials on the very first day.

"This problem occurred as there were no clear instructions from the university," said one of the students.

List of problems faced by aspirants:

  • On day one, when the candidates reached the University Polo Ground, they were informed that the university has scanned their sports certificates and they are not qualified enough to appear for the test
  • Moreover, the university officials said that the candidates need to check their online application dashboard for current status

In a recent HT report, Kaiser Rufai said, "We were never informed that we had been rejected. If the certificates were not correct then how did the forms were accepted? The university should at least keep in mind the fact that a lot of outstation candidates were going to turn up for the trials."

Further, Anupam Manglik, a student from Pitampura, Delhi said, "I wanted to appear for the football trials. I have all the required certificates, like my teammates. They were selected, while the list deemed me as ineligible."

The protest was done by the National Students Union of India (NSUI) against the university and submitted an application to the sports council officials.

While commenting on the situation, CS Dubey, director of DU Sports Council, said, "In the individual applications, we have updated the marks received by the students, so they should have checked it. The ineligible students were turned away."

The students rejected from taking the fitness test after a scrutiny from their certificates, sources said.

The Students had applied for Taekwondo fitness test which held at Aryabhatta College or cricket fitness test at Polo Ground.