Over 2,000 visit DU to attend last session of Open Days

To cater to the continuing increase in number of aspirants visiting the university with doubts, officials have set up help desks in North campus to cater to these candidates. These help desks will act on behalf of university officials to clarify queries of aspirants. 

“Over 2,000 aspirants and parents attended the last session of Open Days on Monday in North campus. Student Help Desks will function from Tuesday to help the large number of candidates coming to Delhi University to clarify their doubts and anxieties regarding admissions,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean, Student’s Welfare, Delhi University.

Students pursuing undergraduate courses in the university will act as volunteers at these help desks. These volunteers are chosen from across courses and streams to provide a mix of counsellors at the venue. The help desks will be put up at the Conference Hall, Delhi University, and will be functional from 10 am to 3 pm <g data-gr-id="38">everyday</g> except Sundays in Room No 5.

“We have also launched the online version of the Open Days counselling sessions to assist students in acquiring necessary information regarding the university and admission procedures,” said university 

The e-Open days, an online portal to acquire admission details for undergraduate courses in Delhi University was launched on June 1. A video of 17 minutes has been uploaded on the website of the university which will provide information to aspirants regarding the university, its courses, eligibility criteria and admission procedure to undergraduate courses in Delhi University. 

Recordings of Open Day sessions conducted by the university and a list of frequently asked questions will also be uploaded to clarify common queries identified during the offline sessions. 

DU Community radio to answer queries of admission seekers
With undergraduate admissions at Delhi University on in full swing, the varsity is using its Community Radio to reach out to admission seekers. Delhi University’s Community Radio (DU CR), which started operating in 2007, is available on the frequency 90.4 MHz and has a radius of 10-km. It is managed completely by a team of over 250 student volunteers. “We have started a series of programmes called ‘Mission DU Admission’, that are broadcast twice a day. While half-an-hour is dedicated to college special, another half-an-hour is for queries of admission seekers which are addressed by experts in <g data-gr-id="74">studio</g>,” said RK Singh, Broadcast Consultant with DU CR. 

“We invite the faculty members, non-teaching staff and senior officials of the university to speak to students and parents and address their queries,” he added. The radio service airs a variety <g data-gr-id="71">programmes</g> related to, among others, health, fitness and sports daily between 9 am and 4 pm. With admissions on, a special one-hour slot has been created for the ‘Mission DU Admission’ programme, which is broadcast at 11 am and 3 pm daily.
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