Mistakes in filling online forms prove costly
This year, Delhi University put its best foot forward to simplify the admissions process and minimise any hardships for students. However, despite the varsity's best intentions, many students could not fill the registration forms accurately, created a plethora of problems for themselves as well as the University.
"I was to go through a second ECA trial. But, unfortunately, I missed it due to some unavoidable reasons. Now, I can't get admission in BCom (Hons) on merit basis," said Akash Bhatt, who scored 73 per cent and had his hopes pegged on the ECA quota.
"My sister mistakenly marked BA History (Hons) in my form, but I wanted BA Programme. Now, I won't get admission in any college. I want to change my subject and have spoken the MLA in Ladakh to complain against DU," said Padma, an aspirant.
Babita, a student from Shastri Nagar, wishes to pursue BA Political Science (Hons). But the attendant at a cyber cafe where she filled her form entered English, where she scored 55, in her best of four subjects instead of Physical Education, in which she got 78.
"Despite repeated warnings to fill the form accurately, many students are being ignorant and filling it inappropriately. Still, we are trying to solve their problems. We have volunteers looking after the technical problems. We have clearly stated that change in course or category or any addition is not permissible," said Dr Amrita Bajaj, Deputy Dean of DSW.