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Sahil Magoo and Rhema Mukti Baxter, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 26, 2014
Confusion and chaos greeted aspirants of Delhi University on the supposed Day One of admissions. Reason: the debate on whether to retain the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) or not, is yet to reach a conclusion. While this year’s estimated high cut-offs already had the students in a fix, the clash between University Grants Commission and Delhi University has made it worse for them. On ground, we witnessed the overall pandemonium — from the havoc surrounding admissions to the indecision over the DU VC’s resignation.

Shivangi Sahu, 19, Bhopal
We were on the train when I came to know about the delay in the process. I missed admissions in other colleges, because I wanted to enrol in DU. Now, I will have to wait till the problem gets resolved.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/6/26_06_14-HTCity_pg7_2_150.jpgDhananjay Kumar, 19, Rajasthan
I came to Delhi, and got to know about the delay in the admission process. I am stranded till the time cut-offs come.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/6/26_06_14-HTCity_pg7_3_150.jpgNamrata Kalita, 18, Guwahati
It is difficult for us to come and go again and again, because we stay so far. We will stay here for a few more days, hopefully till then DU will declare the first list.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/6/26_06_14-HTCity_pg7_4_150.jpgDhruti Reddy, 18, Andhra Pradesh
We came and got to know about the delay. It took us 30 hours to reach Delhi, and now we will have to go back and come again. We should be informed in advance so that we can make it here in time.

Garry Pahwa, 18, Ludhiana

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/6/26_06_14-HTCity_pg7_5_150.jpgWe don’t know our fate. Nobody is telling us ­anything. I was thinking we will head back but now will be waiting here till the time the cut-offs come.

Who? What? Wear? The soaring temperatures and the mayhem surrounding the admission process, have not hampered the fashion ­statements of DU ­students. Seen here are the ­colourful turbans on display at a protest rally against FYUP. If fashion is a crime, these Sikhs could plead guilty!

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/6/26_06_14-HTCity_pg7_3_250.jpgFrom pamphelets deliberately ­littered on the ground, to trees being used as dustbins, in their haste for a change in the ­educational environment, the ­students seem to have overlooked a very important aspect: cleanliness. Maybe you should take a leaf or two from the Japanese, and clean up after yourself.


Photos: Aarju Aalam