DU students face harrowing time paying their fees
Delhi University received 1,58,636 online applications till 5 pm on Monday — the Day V of the online registration for undergraduate admissions, a university official said. Of these, 82,085 candidates have already deposited their fees.
The online admission process began on May 28 and since then the university has received 55,406 applications in the general category, 17,196 under OBC, 7,799 under SC, 1,532 under ST and 172 in Persons With Disability category, a university official said.
The online process will continue till June 15, and the offline registration will start from June 5.
The eight centres for offline registration are Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, PGDAV College, Rajdhani College, Shyam Lal College, and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College.
However, these number of registered candidates may be an inflated statistic, with applicants registering multiple times on the university website.
Even as the university officials claim that <g data-gr-id="46">online</g> registration process is taking place without any glitches, applicants faced inconveniences in filling up the admission forms on Day I itself of online admission procedure.
Aspirants faced problems while making payments of fees as the payment gateway of the admission procedure was very slow.
The confirmation of registration is allegedly not being received on time by aspirants to enable them
to pay for the admission forms. This uncertainty was reflected in multiple registrations taking place in comparison to the number of students making the online fee payments.
“I was not clear if my registration had been confirmed or not as the university response team was very slow in mailing me my confirmation of registration.
“It took me a very long time to make the fee payment and had to consider registering myself again,” said Srijana, an aspirant.
The university officials deny that there is slack on <g data-gr-id="40">part</g> of the response team.
They claim that the traffic per second on the <g data-gr-id="50">website</g> is very high which may be resulting in queuing of <g data-gr-id="51">mails</g> on the server.
“We have separate servers and e-mail ids for the university which are there for students to facilitate admissions. This issue is not to be blamed on the slow working of the university website,” said a senior official at Delhi University.
According to officials at DU, on Day V of the registration process, as many as 1,58,636 aspirants have already registered themselves in the university.
“Every year there are high number of applicants to the 52 courses available under the University. This statistical data, however, is not a correct reflection of the actual number of candidates who have applied as there are chances of candidates registering through multiple <g data-gr-id="58">email-ids</g> or fake accounts as well,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean, Student’s Welfare, Delhi University.