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Day 2: Officials geared up to tackle technical glitches

After the first day was marred by technical glitches, Delhi University officials are working overtime to ensure that Day Two of the admission process is free of glitches.

Officials are also prepared to deal with an influx of outstation aspirants, along with students who could not secure admission on Saturday, who will flock to DU's premier colleges.
On Saturday, DU's official website had reportedly crashed as servers were non-functional for at least 30 minutes, before being restored. Many students in South Campus had rushed to local cyber cafes to get the individual college forms.

However, University officials told Millennium Post that the servers never crashed and were only going through some lags which slowed down the process.

An admission committee member said: "We had updated some courses and a few other options in the website, which ended up creating a lag due to the last minute update," an official said.

Officials have now dedicated two additional servers and claimed that their servers were not even utilised to their maximum potential.

"We have just used around 20 per cent of our server capacity. Our main aim is to make sure that they do not crash," the official added.

After many outstation candidates could not get admission due to issues such as lack of requisite documents and payment problems, many have been camping in hotels.
Padmalakshmi, who wants to get her daughter enrolled in Sri Venkateswara College, said: "I arrived in Delhi on Saturday morning and thought I could leave by evening. Now I must wait for two more days."

Adding to the woes of the University administration, sports trials will commence from Tuesday. The varsity has roped in extra volunteers at many prominent colleges to avert "management disaster".

Saket, who is trying to apply in one of the South Campus colleges, says: "They could have planned this in a better way. The volunteers stationed outside colleges were really helpful in clearing doubts, but we had to run around cyber cafes for last minute documents. I hope there is no repeat of Saturday's incident".

Meanwhile, Dr Gurpreet Tuteja, Dean of Students Welfare, allayed any fears of a technical glitch, claiming that more than 3,000 payment clearances have been initiated and many students had got enrolled in the college of their choice. "If students still face any problems, they may approach the Grievance committee at the Conference Centre and they will be given all the help," Tuteja said.
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