The price of Delhi University’s pre-admission OMR form has many students hassled. Many claim that a few colleges are not selling independent forms, forcing them to buy information bulletins with the form. The form itself costs just Rs. 20, but with the bulletin, it is priced at Rs. 100.
“I bought several forms for myself and my friends and it does not make sense to buy multiple information bulletins. But every time, they tell me they do not sell the form separately. I have to pay Rs. 100, instead of Rs. 20 for a form," said Ayesha Ahluwalia, an aspirant.
Many others have claimed that even if they do not buy the bulletin, several college officials continue to charge them Rs. 100 for an OMR form, instead of Rs. 20.
“We were told that the forms would be available separately, but it is not so. There is only one sale and submission counter and the officials are charging us Rs. 100 even if we buy forms without the bulletin,” said Vikas Kumar, who went to PGDAV College to buy the form.
But DU officials said only post offices have not been selling the forms without bulletins and that colleges had been instructed to set up separate counters that would sell only forms.
“There is some confusion. Only post offices are not selling independent OMR forms. But we had told the colleges that they must have separate counters — one for selling OMR forms with the bulletin and the other only for selling forms. Also, there should be a third counter — for submission of forms,” said Gupreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of students’ welfare, DU.
Officials also said they had done everything to ensure a glitch-free form distribution process and that students needed to be careful when buying the forms over the counter.
“We have taken all necessary measures to ensure the sale of forms is smooth and that colleges work as per our directions,” Tuteja added.