How may we help you? DU students union asks freshersJune 4th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Nikita Balasubramanian
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Trying for admissions at Delhi University and worried about finding your way around, picking up a new laptop or just wondering what direction your career will take? Worry no more as the varsity students union is there to help freshers.
As thousands of university aspirants flock to the campus for forms this admission season, the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has a whole set of plans to make the new batch of ‘fachchas’, as freshers are popularly known, feel welcome.
For students planning to buy new computers and laptops in the new academic session beginning July heavy discounts are available. DUSU is preparing a platform where students can purchase these gadgets cheap.
“The first thing most students do after they get into colleges is to buy computers and laptops.
“DUSU is in talks with five IT companies including HCL and Dell. Soon we’ll have a tie-up with the one that offers us the best deal. We will give the companies a ready market and the students will get a platform where they can buy computers at the most pocket friendly price,” DUSU president Nupur Sharma told IANS.
DUSU has set up information desks at all colleges where the common pre-admission forms are being sold.
“We have set up help desks at all these centres and our volunteers are helping out students and parents in filling the forms and guiding them as to where they should go and who they can speak to,” said Tejeswar, DUSU member.
The DUSU volunteers are also handing out information regarding important dates for admissions and on paying guest accommodation. Another plus is that the DUSU volunteers are guiding freshers on career options apart from what DU offers.
“Aspirants come to DU with notions of what life on campus is, instead of thinking about their career avenues. Many can’t make the cut-offs and it is very important to find your true calling.
“Hence DUSU is providing information regarding alternative career options like joining the Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Army, the Coast Guard as well as careers in hotel management, aviation, multimedia, animation, modelling, fashion designing, merchant navy and physical and allied sciences,” Sharma informed.
Trying to improve transport services on campus, DUSU has suggested to the varsity administration the introduction of feeder bus service connecting the Vishwavidyalaya metro station to various colleges.
“Students are dependent on local rickshaw pullers who fleece them,” Sharma told IANS.