DU: ‘ECA SHOULD BE HELD WITH ALL PRECAUTIONS FOR PREVENTION OF CORONAVIRUS SPREAD’

Delhi University Executive Council members on Monday demanded that the trials for extra-curricular activities (ECA) should be held with all precautions for prevention of coronavirus spread.

The issue was raised at the Emergency EC meeting held on Monday.

The varsity had decided that the admissions to the ECA category will be held on the basis of certificates.

This year, DU had decided to not hold the ECA admissions, barring those having NCC and NSS certificates in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But it was decided in July that admissions under 12 categories, including music, dance, divinity, yoga, will be held this year on the basis of certificates.

Executive Council member Rajesh Jha said they have received many letters from gurus, artistes and experts, who suggested that the trials for ECA quota admissions can be held with the precautions required for COVID-19. “Merely dependence on the certificates cannot be a sound basis of objective evaluation of the performance-based artistic skills. There should be trials for these disciplines. “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.

Inputs: Hindustan Times

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