Instagram Reels, YouTube videos will not be considered for admission under the extracurricular activity quota
The University of Delhi has made a big decision regarding the admission to be done under the Extracurricular Activities (ECA) quota. Delhi University officials said on Thursday that YouTube uploads, Facebook and Instagram reels and vlogs will not be considered public performance for grading when gaining admission under the ECA quota.
During a webinar, officials said that admission for the 2022-23 academic year under ECA quota will be in 14 ECA categories.
Officials said students have the option to apply in up to three ECA categories. However, admission will be given in only one category. Deepti Taneja, Co-Dean of the Cultural Council Office, said during the webinar: “Videos such as uploaded to YouTube, Facebook and Instagram reels, vlogs and video streaming sites in the context of public performances for the admission in the ECA category, will not be taken into account.
Deepti Taneja said: “Work in a restaurant or any other private platform will also not be considered for tagging. For admission under the ECA Supernumerary Quota, an applicant’s Combined ECA Merit Score (CEM) will be considered.
An applicant’s CEM score will be 25% of the highest program-specific CUET score of all programs for which they have applied. At the same time, 75% of the ECA score obtained in the ECA category will be taken into account. Applicants should upload the relevant ECA certificate while completing the Common Seating System Application Form-2022.
On Monday, the university began the second phase of the undergraduate admissions process. Under this, applicants had the option to choose their combination of program and college. The first phase started on September 12 and the second phase will run until October 10. The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) score will be required in both phases.
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