The varsity, which enrolls 54,000 students every year in the various undergraduate courses being offered at its over 75 colleges, sells over 2.5 lakh prospectuses every year.

"The prospectus, priced at Rs 100, used to be printed at the varsity's press. However, it has been recommended this year that there will be no printing of prospectus and the university will be able to save the printing cost" a member of the admission committee said.

The DU prospectus will be available for download on the varsity's website.

The initiative has already been adopted by Jamia Millia Islamia University, which claims that it has saved on printing costs running into lakhs of rupees.

DU earlier used to sell the prospectus along with the centralised OMR form but, in case of online registrations, the fee was supposed to be paid online. The colleges used to sell their separate prospectuses, priced anywhere between Rs 100 and Rs 250.

"Though the colleges will be free to decide whether they still want to continue with the printed prospectuses, they have been directed to sell them only to those students whom they have enrolled and should not compel the seat aspirants to buy the same," the official said.

While DU is also contemplating bringing the entire admission process online, concerns have been raised in several quarters whether there are enough servers in place to cope with the admission traffic.

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