DU admissions: Sale of offline forms dips 33% on Day I
The offline admission procedure for undergraduate courses in Delhi University began on Friday at eight designated centres of the University. Despite the large number of applicants turning up at the centres, this year, the sale of offline forms saw a drastic drop of almost 33 per cent.
Last year on Day I of the offline admissions, the total number of forms sold was 32,460 in comparison to 21,813 forms sold this year.
“There was almost a one-third reduction in sales of offline forms this year because the admission procedure was made online before the beginning of offline admission procedure”, said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean, Student’s Welfare, Delhi University. While the officials claim that the offline procedure was conducted smoothly, applicants at Gargi College, one of the designated centres, complained of mismanagement.
“There was only one counter at the college to procure the admission forms and two counters to submit the filled application forms. There was confusion about these counters too, as some were designated for submission of Sports and Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) forms only,” said Aman Chitkara, an aspirant. The aspirants complained that there were no proper directions put up to guide applicants in finding the right counters for submission of admission forms.
The aspirants and parents also complained about poor knowledge of volunteers who were stationed to help out applicants at the help desks.
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The last date for both online and offline admission procedure is June 15.