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DU applications close today

Shaswati Das, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 18, 2013
First Published: 22:16 IST(18/6/2013) | Last Updated: 02:19 IST(19/6/2013)
If you have made an error in your Delhi University (DU) application form, there is still a window of opportunity to rectify it.

With the application process in its final day, the varsity has extended the time for submission of forms from 1pm to 4pm. However, officials urged students to carefully assess their forms before submitting them.

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"Applicants should not waste time because there is a lot of rush on the last day. The deadline time has also been extended because several students get stuck in traffic because of the rain. But they must carefully go through their forms before submitting it, because any error in the application form could cost them their seat in a college," said JM Khurana, dean students' welfare, DU.

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While the online application procedure seeing more than 95,000 submissions, the DU has received more than 1.15 lakh forms in the hard copy -- a figure which is likely to rise on the last day of applications today (Wednesday).

However, officials warned that the competition would be stiffer this year for the coveted 54,000 seats especially in courses such as journalism and mass communication, electronics and computer science for which cut-offs will see an upward revision.

While students opting for journalism were earlier inducted through an entrance test, the same will now be decided on the basis of cut off. Likewise, with the science courses now being offered as four-year BTech programmes, officials said that the increased influx of science students into DU will impact cut-offs.

"The ratio of forms to the number of seats is very high, which will raise cut-offs for a lot of courses, especially the science courses such as electronics and computer science because a lot of students are opting for these courses instead of traditional engineering courses," said Khurana.

 

DU has received a record-breaking number of applications, 2.1 lakh - 65,000 more than what it had received last year.

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