The Panjab University has decided to receive applications through an online mode to streamline the process of providing the WiFi facility to the students on the university campus.
Panjab University computer centre director K Tankeshwar told the Hindustan Times the department would start availing the online applications from January.
Officials said, in some cases, there had been delays as the applicants submitted incorrect email ids or due to the human errors on the part of computer centre staff.
When asked about the delay in providing the service, Tankeshwar explained that the department could not process the applications on time due to errors like incorrect emails sent by the students and human error, etc.
"Through an online link on the PU website, the student will have to fill the form and submit the details online," he said, adding that an application number would then be automatically generated which a student could use in future correspondences.
However, he also said that the facility would be started only after the due authentication from the department concerned.
"After the authentication, the applicant will have to submit the form at the computer centre, following which a password and other requisite information will be sent to him on his email," he said.
Tankeshwar also said that this new system would reduce the chances of errors and increase efficiency.
Earlier, students had to submit the prescribed forms at the computer centre which then used to issue the password to them through the manual process.
"The process used to take up to a week. Now, we are expecting, the applicants can get the facility within two days," said an official, adding that the online mode would help reducing errors.
Till now, as many as 9,000 students and faculty members have availed this facility. Once the process gets streamlined, this number would increase, said Tankeshwar.