Fewer admission seekers visit DU, more apply online

21,000 still visit campus to buy forms

Delhi University’s policy to encourage online registration for 54,000 seats in 52 undergraduate courses paid off as only 21,813 forms were sold during the day through nine admission centres, where offline forms went for sale on Friday.

Last year, the varsity had sold 32,460 forms through its 18 admission centres – colleges designated for sale of offline forms – on day one of the registration process.

DU website opened for registration on May 28 and already 2.35 lakh students have filled in forms online for admission. But many applicants still prefer to fill in and submit forms in person.
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College sold the maximum 1,511 forms, Rajdhani College 962, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College 890, as counters opened for business.

The varsity earlier sold both offline and online pre-registration forms for undergraduate courses on the same date.

Over one-fourth of the students submitted their offline forms on the same day itself.
With hundreds of applicants flocking the admission counters at SGTB Khalsa College, the only admission centre on North Campus, vehicles in the morning moved bumper to bumper.
Photocopiers, soda vendors and rickshaw wallahs had more customers than usual.
“Is today the first day of admissions,” asked a rickshaw puller.

The help desk set up by student unions saw nervous admission seekers asking for correction fluid. “Thankfully, the university has extended the timings till 3 pm. Last year, forms were accepted only till 1 pm,” a student volunteer of Khalsa College said.

To cope with the first-day rush, the colleges were asked to set up at least four windows for sale and acceptance of forms. Instruction from the university had also gone out on ways to ensure a barrier-free access for disabled students.

The online and offline forms will be accepted till June 15.
The registration centres where offline forms will be accepted are ARSD College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, PG DAV College, Rajdhani College, Shyam Singh College, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and  SGTB Khalsa College.

The first cut-off list will be released by DU on June 25. There will be a total of seven cut-off announcements. Further cut-off announcements will be made depending on availability of seats.

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