DU registers 11% increase in admission seekers
The registration for admission to <g data-gr-id="23">under-graduate</g> courses at Delhi University this year has witnessed an increase of 11.4 percent over last year’s applications. This year a total of 3,14,635 registrations were made as it counters closed at 5 <g data-gr-id="24">pm</g> on Monday. Last year 2,78,485 registrations were made. There were 52 courses with 54000 seats open for registration.
“There may be another 5000 to 1000 registrations that may happen by the end of the day as the online registration & payment of fees shall continue till the midnight of 15 June. We are counting the students who tend to register at the last moment too,” said Malay Neerav, Joint Dean, Student’s Welfare, Delhi University.
This year the online admission procedure commenced on May 28 well before the sale of offline admission <g data-gr-id="36">forms .</g> This resulted in almost 39 percent increase in <g data-gr-id="35">number</g> of students registering online. Last year there were only 1,55,729 applicants who registered online in comparison to 2,55,049 online applications made this year. Even though a large number of aspirants chose to fill the centralised Optical Mark <g data-gr-id="38">Recognisition</g> (OMR) form offline, to be sure about their registrations, the number of applications made through the offline mode decreased by 52 percent in comparison to last year.
The university made many changes in the admission procedure this year, in an attempt to make the admission procedure more uniform and centralised. The admission procedure continued for 19 days, with students registering themselves in the university through both offline and online admission procedure. Aspirants faced problems in filling up the offline admission form and could not make the fee payments online in the initial days of admissions. Common queries like <g data-gr-id="37">change</g> in eligibility criteria for various courses, assistance in filling up of the admission form, reservation under various categories were addressed by the university officials and volunteers to aid the admission procedure.