New Delhi: The Delhi University was on Wednesday directed by the Delhi High Court to "reformulate" its sports quota admission norms which stipulate general physical fitness test even for players of indoor games like chess.
"This criteria (fitness test) is apt and justified for outdoor and also indoor games in which physical involvement is there in sports like badminton and table tennis. It may not be entirely rational to have this criteria for games like chess," a bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said.
"Laying down all these standards is not the function of the courts, therefore, this court can only direct University of Delhi to consider the matter in the light of our observation and after in-depth deliberations come out with the physical standards which are required for these games," the court said.
The court was hearing the plea of 17-year-old chess player Chetna Karnani, who was denied admission in BA English (Hons) course for failing the physical fitness test. ...more
09:46 AM, Sep 13, 2012
Chennai: In a major boost for students excelling in sports in the State, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday ordered an increase of 400 seats to be allotted under the sports quota in engineering admissions. With this order, the total number of seats under this quota will now be 500, up from the 100 seats till last year. A press release said the decision is part of the continuing efforts...
11:23 AM, Jul 04, 2012