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Hundreds throng DU's open day session for their queries

New Delhi: Over 1,200 parents and students took part on the second day of open day session organised by Delhi University, for clearing doubts regarding various courses, colleges and admission process.

After a presentation by the University officials, participants asked questions about the newly introduced EWS quota and their certificates issues.

"I had some question about evaluation and to make edit at the portal, I have registered because the portal was not displaying the significant switch while filing the form," said Rohit Verma, an applicant from the Baraut.

Like Verma, there were many students who had queries on the certificates required for admission under the extracurricular activities category.

"I had received a number of certificates in extracurricular activities and from the regional level," said Tavleen Sethi, who glad to over their query resolved.

Moreover, many parents and students had queries about the newly introduced EWS category. Some aspirants also complained that their SDMs were not even aware about any EWS certificate, which they were required to issued.

"The DU administration has demanding EWS certificate but our regional administration is not addressing our problem, if we would not get any certificate than we are compel to registered as general candidate and will miss the benefit," said Rohit, from Bhiwani, Haryana.

"The authorities are saying that they are not aware about the EWS certificate.

DU is saying that it's not their prerogative. It is disheartening to know this. I had a subject engineering graphics in Class 12 and I wanted to know whether the marks I secured in that subject can be added to the best of four," she said.

An admission official said some 24-25 students who have registered themselves on the admission portal have uploaded EWS certificates and if any government official is saying they do not know about it, the varsity is helpless.

Many other students and their parents had queries about the OBC certificate, which they said had been issued last year, while the Delhi University mandates that it should be dated March 31, 2019 or

later.

Some students also said that the district authorities were refusing to reissue certificates as they queried if they could upload income certificate along with a copy of the OBC certificate of last year.

The University will hold the next sessions on June 8 at the conference center near gate number 4, while on June 4, 6, 7 and 10 will have at Kamla Nehru College, Rajdhani College, Ramlal Anand college, Zakir Hussain College and Maharaja Agrasen College.

Meanwhile, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and NSUI set up help desk of their own near the Arts Faculty.

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