Millennium Post
Delhi

DU makes it easy for disabled

Physically challenged aspirants have been showing tremendous interest in this year’s admission process. Delhi University (DU) officials have assured that all possible facilities were being provided to them.

‘The initial response of students is definitely better than last year. Around 158 forms were sold in the last two days to the physically disabled students; we had to turn away a few applicants because their physical handicap was not genuine and some had to be turned away because their certificates had expired or not genuine. Around 36 students had registered in the physically handicapped category by Thursday evening,’ said Vipin Tiwari, who is in charge of equal opportunities.

‘We have 10 volunteers, among them eight are on the help desk aiding students in filling application forms and make them aware about the admission process,’ said Tiwari.

DU’s medical board has also been scrapped to ease the medical certificate approval process.

‘Students can get their medical certificates from listed hospitals and apply directly without having to go through a medical check-up by the DU medical board,’ said Tiwari.

‘On Thursday, 21 visually challenged students registered, making them the majority among the disabled students,’ added Tiwari.

According to him, ‘two sign language interpretors are made available for the hearing and speech impaired students as well as audio text and Braille text have been put up for the visually challenged. Two air-conditioned buses have been stationed at the Metro station between 8.30 am and 2 pm to fetch the disabled students.’

Most of them, however, wanted North Campus colleges, he added. ‘We advised them that they should opt for a college that is closer to their residence as commuting can be a problem,’ said Tiwari.


DAY 4 SEE LULL IN SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS

Despite the announcement of Uttar Pradesh results on Thursday, the sale of forms on the fourth day of Delhi University admissions was apparently ‘normal’.

In fact, according to J M Khurana, ‘The fourth day saw a dip in numbers. By Thursday evening, 7,000 forms have been sold in colleges and 5,500 in post offices,’ said Khurana.

He said online payment system for admission has been put in place and that 53,000 students have registered online, among them 200 have successfully paid and submitted online, while 11,000 forms have been submitted in colleges and 9,000 in post offices.

Some students and parents said they found the online payment options adequate and will go online.

‘In the beginning, demand drafts were the only payment option for those registering online, but starting Thursday we could make online payment. I will ask my younger sister to stick to online process,’ said Shiva, a resident of Sarita Vihar.

‘I will go with online option and avoid going out in the heat. If possible, I will also recommend this to my friends, relatives and neighbours,’ said Rajat Sharma from Kalkaji.

‘Now I will not go to Delhi. This online payment has saved me a long journey,’ said Ashwini from Himachal Pradesh.

‘I am satisfied with the online process. The online payment has gotten easier. I will ask my daughter to fill the form online,’ said O P Garg, a resident of Mayur Vihar.
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