New Delhi: Observing a large number of students turning out on the Day 1 of the admission process, the Delhi University administration has enhanced the facilities to handle the crowd in the coming days.

The university has added new admission counters at the crucial centers that are witnessing large number of crowds. In the north campus, two more counters have been added at the Faculty of Arts while sale of forms have been started at the Miranda House Hostel with the opening of additional admission windows here. Special help counters have also been set up for physically handicapped students.

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As per the reports, over 42,000 forms were sold on first day of the admission process while over 7,000 students registered online.

Braving the heat, thousands of students queued up at the 18 colleges where the forms were being sold and submitted. Traffic jams were reported in the DU's North campus area as eager students rushed to get their forms on the first day.

"42,860 forms were sold on the first day out of which, 35,208 forms were sold to General and OBC category students and 7,608 to SC/ST and Physically disabled students. Last year, the figure stood at approximately 30,000. The number of filled forms are received manually at counters today was 3,724," Dean of Students' Welfare JM Khurana said.

Online registration process

Online mode of registration witnessed a poor response as technical glitches were witnessed on the first day. A section of students complained that the website denied access once they clicked on the online registration link on Wednesday. However, the response of students on the second day (Thursday) was better than the opening day.

“At 7 PM on Wednesday, the number of online registrations touched 7,385 which is almost three times that of the last year’s. The figures were far better on Thursday with 22,685 registrations.  Candidates should make best use of online facility which is available 24 hours till the last day of registration of forms (June 19)," Khurana said.

Deputy Dean of Students' Welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja said the students might have faced inconvenience for "a few minutes on the opening day" as the server had slowed down after a large number of students tried to register at the same time.

"Around noon, the server had slowed down for a little while as there were 34,000 people accessing the website at the same time. We have the records...The online registration was working smoothly and there was never a technical glitch," said Singh.

Water, Tent facilities

Observing the brunt of heat waves, the university administration has installed drinking water pots and tent facilities in the highly crowded zones including Arts Faculty and Miranda House.

Help desks increased

The university is expected to see rise in the inflow of students seeking admissions. In a bid to tackle the situation, the administration has increased the number of help desks and admission windows across the campus. Special arrangements have been made for the physically challenged students. The university administration has issued special guidelines to the university volunteers in order to facilitate such students. The number of NCC cadets and volunteers were also increased.

This year's DU admissions are being held in the middle of a controversy as several academicians have raised objections to the new four-year Under Graduate programme.


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