Delhi University began online admission process for its 54,000 seats on Thursday and has made strong arrangements to manage the huge rush effectively. The online registration process will continue till June 15 while the offline forms will be made available on the campus from June 5- June 15. The first cut-off list is expected to declare on June 25.
Learning from the last year experience, the varsity has set up dedicated servers to deal with the traffic of online registration. Last year, the university’ website crashed down on the first day and the rush diverted to offline centers making things difficult on both sides.
Malay Neerav, DU Spokesperson and Joint Dean of Students’ Welfare said that, “All the necessary precautions have been taken care of and backup servers have also been put up. In case the students face any issues, they should try after a while.”
Moreover, in an attempt to make admissions student friendly and hassle-free, Centralized Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) forms will be available online on University’s website – www.du.ac.in and payment are to be made through Internet banking.
DU has also prohibited colleges from imposing any extra eligibility criteria on candidates. The other major changes are adopting of the ‘Best-Four’ policy and inclusion of one language course would be compulsory in the Best-Four policy and the percentage calculated.
Moreover, a student will lose 2.5 per cent if a subject he/she applied is not included in his/her ‘best-of-four’ aggregate and 5 per cent points will be deducted in case a student decides to jump a stream.
The offline forms will be available in eight colleges in South campus. After much protest from the students union at the North Campus, the university has opened one registration centre there also. The price of the forms is Rs 100 for general category and OBC students and Rs 50 for SC/ST candidates.
J M Khurana, Dean of Students’ Welfare at DU, said that, “We would urge the students to go for online admissions rather than offline form submissions. Apart from the DU’s website, the students can also submit forms on the user-friendly mobile application specially designed for the purpose. The application is available and can be downloaded from the university’s website.”
The university in an attempt to keep the admission process simple has also done away with many entrance tests. DU will hold a test only for BA (Hons) in Business Economics and BBFIA.