Satyawati College will conduct trials for 11 sports again. The college wrote this to the university on Friday after an inquiry report on the sports trials recommended fresh trials on July 25. The college had received complaints about the trials, following which admissions in the sports quota were put on hold and an inquiry committee was set up.
The college conducted trials for 14 sports, of which trials for table tennis, wrestling and archery have been completed. A total of 43 candidates were selected across all the sports based on the trials. Soon after the trials were conducted, complaints poured in about the way the trials were conducted. There were allegations that eligible candidates were overlooked.
A member of the sports committee of the college said, "There were allegations regarding the validity of the certificates as well. Some of the candidates who were not shortlisted alleged that unfair means were used. The principal put the admissions on hold for most of the disciplines and set up a five-member inquiry committee."
The committee was set up on July 11 and the team submitted the report to the college on July 25. According to the report, the trials were not completely fair and transparent. It recommended fresh trials in disciplines like kho-kho, netball, baseball/softball, boxing, taekwondo, volleyball, badminton, kabaddi and cricket .
The college has now written to the university seeking permission for fresh trials. It is also asking the university to provide experts for the trials. Meanwhile, the fate of about 30 aspirants still hangs in balance as Hindu College did not come out with any further information on the status of ECA/sports admissions even on Friday.
The college had put the admission process under ECA/sports category on hold after the university received complaints about the fairness of trials. According to sources, there were allegations that no expert was present during most of the sports trials. The sources added some parents had met the dean of colleges on Wednesday to complain about the matter. However, dean of colleges, Sudheesh Pachauri, refused to comment on Thursday and could not be reached on Friday as his phone was switched off.