Commonwealth Games gold medallist and ace Indian shooter Manu Bhaker has secured admission in Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College where she will be pursuing her bachelor’s degree in political science. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics Medal Prospect Manu Bhaker Alleges She Was Harassed And Insulted by Air India Employees
The 17-year-old Haryana girl had applied under the sports quota for admission to undergraduate courses in DU. Also Read - 19-yr-old LSR Student Dies By Suicide in Hyderabad as Father Struggled to Fund Studies
“Congratulations to our young shooting champion Manu Bhaker for getting admission in Delhi’s prestigious Lady Shriram College in Political Science,” Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted the development on Monday. Also Read - 'Why Are Cut-Offs So High in Delhi', Asks Kejriwal, Seeks Amendment in DU Act For Establishing New Colleges
As per the Delhi University guidelines, athletes and sportspersons who have represented India in competitions recognised and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be given direct admission without the sports trial.
The competitions that come under this category are the Olympic Games, World Championship Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships by international sports federations, South Asian Games and Paralympic games by International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
Bhaker, who is a multiple International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup gold medal winner, has also topped in the Commonwealth Games and the Youth Olympics.
In May she also sealed a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a fourth-place finish at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.