Cricket’s teen sensation, other stars sail through

| | New Delhi

Under-19 cricket sensation Manjot Kalra and names of 9 other outstanding sportsmen of international repute, featured among those who have been admitted under the "Sports-Quota" category at Delhi University (DU) this year.

They will now be admitted as Undergraduate (UG) students at respective DU colleges in the Academic Session 2018-19. Their admissions have been finalised under the category after undergoing through the sports trials except for Tanish Nav Talukdar, a swimmer, who is given exemption and is admitted directly.

Among these 10 sportsperson only two are females, Priyanka Pareek in Table-Tennis and Priyanka Sagar Kunchetty in gymanstics. Further among 10 selected under the international category three each are from the swimming and cricket while rest one each are from table-tennis, athletics, gymnastics and weight-lifting . 

Left-handed batsman Manjot Kalra's, claim to fame is his match-winning 101 against Australia in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup final in New Zealand, an effort that gave India its record fourth title win. Kalra hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in the innings that helped India chase 217 with more than 11 over's to spare.

Under sports quota admission at DU, maximum 40 marks are for the "sports-certificate" while "trials" carry maximum of 60 marks. Final merit is made after summing up the marks of certificate and trials. Also, admissions under sports quota are made under International, National, State and District categories. For the international and national category both participation and ranking is considered, while only position (rank I, II, III) is considered at state and district level. Sports admissions are made under the 5 percent supernumerary quota. 

Sports quota trials were held in between June 22 to June 29 at various DU colleges, DU sports complex and other locations across the city.

According to the Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC) total 12054 candidates have applied under the sports quota out of which 6922 were found eligible for appearing in trials after their certificate marking. Further, 3314 candidates have finally qualified in the trials.



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