Delhi varsity admissions kick off, 26,000 forms soldJune 1st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi University admission process started Monday with over 26,000 forms being sold on day one at 16 information centres spread across the capital.
“In total 26,052 forms were sold at the 16 centres on the first day,” deputy dean of student’s welfare Seema Parihar told IANS.
Parihar also said that while a large number of forms were sold, the overall rush was less than that of last year.
The streets of the varsity’s campuses in the north and the south of the city appeared flooded with aspirants and parents making their way to the various centres and colleges.
The sale and receipt of forms for admission into 47 courses and 63 colleges will be open till June 15 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The common pre-admission forms are available at only these 16 centres for Rs.50 each. The first cut off list will be announced June 25. Delhi University is offering 49,000 seats for the coming academic session.
Along with the common pre-admission form, an information bulletin is being distributed listing out not only the courses available in different colleges but also last year’s cut-off marks for each subject in each college and maps providing locations of all the colleges.
“The rush and the energy here is so exciting. Right from the Vishwavidyalaya metro station till the colleges the queues and bustle is endless. At every step you are approached by people and volunteers from different academies, colleges, student unions and organisations,” said Sana Khan standing in a queue at the Arts Faculty in North Campus.
“The college administrative block was full of students and parents. There was no place to even stand for us volunteers,” said Agrima Bhasin, president of journalism department at Lady Shri Ram College, south Campus.
Registration for physically challenged students is open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m, at the office of the Dean Students Welfare in North Campus and forms are available for them free of cost.
Forms for the English honours CATE (Common aptitude test for English conducted for 12 colleges) are available only at the Arts Faculty centre, North Campus, which is also one of four centres where candidates from Scheduled castes and Schedule Tribes can register for free.
“I did not expect such a huge rush on the first day, the queues are endless. Thankfully there are a lot of help desks and people from different organisations who are willing to help and guide you,” said 17-year-old Richa Dhingra who along with her parents had come to fill the English Honours CATE form.