DU admission process begins, 32,000 forms sold

DU admission process begins, 32,000 forms sold

Delhi University statrted its admission process on Monday with the sale of 32,000 admission forms, through 18 information centers. And by 5 pm on Monday, nearly 17,000 people logged in for online registration for undergraduate programmes.

Some 2,400 candidates submitted filled their forms online, said university media coordinator Malay Neerav.

The clamour for nearly 54,000 seats was evident from long queues and endless admission queries at the information centers. DU officials, however, said that the sale of forms is yet to pick up. Last year, over 42,000 common pre-admission forms were sold on day one.

On Monday morning, applicants and their parents thronged Daulat Ram College, one of the five information centers on north campus. There was a brief chaos when the college had stopped entry after a students’ group carried out a demonstration against the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) outside the college gate.

The students also made rounds of north campus to check whether colleges have started to offer separate forms for admissions through extracurricular activities (ECA) or sports quota. These separate forms are to be sold separately by colleges, university officials said. “The college will start selling forms for ECA quota from June 5. I don’t know whether they can courier the form,” said Poonam Dixit, mother of a student who has secured 91 per cent in Class 12 CBSE exams. “Cutoffs have shot up like anything. To be on the safer side we are also applying through ECA quota.”

Dixit is from Lucknow and she thinks that with more high scorers this year, college cutoffs are going to be shoot up. “Earlier, even students with 80-85 per cent used to shine. Now those who score above 90 don’t seem to have that spark,” she said. The lecture halls-turned-information center at Hansraj College, many students sat down to fill the admission forms. “I didn’t choose to fill the online form because once you come here you know more about the admission process,” said Nupur Lekhwal.

For others like Hitesh Kumar, coming to the college meant much more. “My father studied here. He was the best athlete of this college,” he said. “I am very close to him. It has always been my dream to here.” With common pre-admission forms available online option available, many also chose to stay home. The university website was slowed down for few hours because of heavy traffic, said Neerav. 

Meanwhile, some admission seekers felt let down when St Stephen’s College turned them away. Along with offering online forms, the college has put all the admission related information online, said a college official.

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