Community radio, help desk to deal with DU admission seekers' queries

The Delhi University on Monday said it will set up a help desk to provide counselling to admission seekers during admission in 54,000 undergraduate seats available in 64 DU-affiliated college.

The help desk at Art Faculty will function from 10 am to 3 pm throughout the admission process.

Earlier in the day, the varsity’s pre-admission counselling session Open Days on its last day saw a footfall of around 2,000 students.

Most of the queries were on the best of four admission formula and sports quota in colleges. “As the marks of best of four subjects are considered for admission, students want to know how to calculate it. The aspirants also asked question on sports quota and other issues related to admission to clear their doubts,” Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare at DU, G S Tuteja, said.

During the nine-day pre-counselling session, several senior faculty members, head of departments and college principals handled queries from around 20,000 participants. The Open Days are organised every year before the admission process begins.

According to Tuteja, from Tuesday onwards, an official help desk of the university will be functional at Conference Centre to help the students and their parents.

“Help desk will be managed by the university’s student volunteers. The senior faculty members and officials will assist them in helping the admission seekers and their parents,” he said.

“At any given time, around 10 student volunteers will be present at the help desk,“ he added.

Meanwhile, the varsity said it is using its community radio to reach out to the aspirants.
DU’s community radio, started in 2007, is available on the frequency 90.4 MHz. The radio broadcast has a reach of 12-15 kilometre around the university campus.

R K Singh, broadcast consultant at DU CR, said special slots have been created for the Mission DU Admission programme, which is broadcast at 11 am and 3 pm daily.
He said their phone-in shows handle queries from both students and parents.  
Admissions to 52 undergraduate courses began on May 28.

The online registration process will be open from May 28 to June 15 while offline forms will be accepted at the registration centres from June 5 to June 15. The first cut-off list will be announced on June 25.

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