Online registration free for Dalit students in DU

Online registration for admissions to Delhi University will be free for students from backward communities, while those under general category will be charged Rs 50.

“Online registration will cost Rs 50 for general and OBC students. There will be no fee for SC/ST and physically handicapped category students,” said dean of students’ welfare J M Khurana.

Students can pay the amount through credit or debit cards, he said.

The cost for online registration has been brought down from Rs 100 to Rs 50. Until last year, students from SC/ST/PH categories could not register online.

Khurana said the decision was made to make admission process easier for students, especially those coming from other states.

For those who want to fill the form manually, Khurana said registration fees will be Rs 100 for general and OBC students, and Rs 50 for SC/ST/PH students.

“There will two types of OMR forms. One for students under general and OBC categories, and another for SC/ST/PH students. Applicants have to only choose their courses in the forms,” Khurana said.

This time, there will be four additional information required to be filled by students.
Information about family income, mobile number, the kind of schooling and area of the school will also have to be filled in the OMR form.

“This additional information help us create a data about students from outside Delhi,” said Khurana, adding that SMS alerts will also be sent
to students at the time of admission.

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