Millennium Post

Students turn guides to help frantic aspirants

The past few weeks have been a hectic fight for admissions for Delhi University applicants.
However, students already studying in the varsity have decided to spend their vacations helping out applicants with their admissions.
Since the announcement of the first cut-off list, many seniors have been manning help desks placed outside various colleges.
Many second and third year students, whose sessions are yet to commence, dedicated their time to help aspirants navigate the admission process.
"It takes me two hours to reach my college, but I still reach every day by 8.30 am. I want to make sure that students don't go through the chaos that I experienced," says Sakshi, a second year student of Zoology (Hons) at Miranda House.
Chitvan, another Miranda House student, believes in helping perplexed applicants. "At times, many aspirants ask about the availability of courses. We coordinate with other colleges and direct them to those colleges. Also, we give them our phone numbers if they need any help," she said.
Another student coordinator at Miranda House explains how she was literally running with applicants in the college. "On the first day of admission after the second cut-off list, many aspirants came with doubts regarding the address of various offices. I had to run with them to the concerned office, lest they lost their way," she said.
However, a few seniors regret having taken up the volunteer work.
"I regret it sometimes. This is real hard work. There was a time when I myself could not help aspirants and had to send them to the concerned officer," said another senior from volunteer.
Another student coordinator faced difficulties dealing with issues pertaining to the hostel list.
She told Millennium Post that names of students belonging to reserved categories were not mentioned and many students were still on waiting list.
"There was an issue with the hostel list. We had to send them to college officials to deal with the issue. As of now, we are informed that the new list will take two-three more days. We are asking students to also apply to nearby hostels too, so that when the final list comes out those who do not have their name on the list would not face any problem," she added.
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