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Students’ wings of political parties set up help desks

DU admissions 2016 Updated: Jun 06, 2016 19:22 IST
Sruthi V S
Sruthi V S
Hindustan Times
DU admissions 2016

A help desk at Delhi University.(Saumya Khandelwal/HindustanTimes)

Aiming to garner support for the upcoming student union elections in September, students’ wings of political parties have set up help desks to answer the queries of aspirants seeking admission in Delhi University.

Many students turned up at the help desks about queries on best of four calculations and the online application process.

The online registration for the UG courses in DU began on Wednesday noon. The university held Open Days to answer queries by applicants regarding the admission process.

“I had some doubts about the best of four calculation so I asked people at the help desk. Here I can ask one on one question to the volunteers which helps in clearing my doubt,” Sonia, a DU aspirant, said.

With the admission process going online, the help desks have been revamped. The help desks are using laptops to help applicants fill the online application.

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“Over 400-500 students and parents turned up asking about online application process, courses, and best of four calculations,” said Vikas Khangwal, an AAP-backed Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) representative.

“Today we catered to more than 200 queries. There are more parents asking about the documents required,” said Harmanpreet Singh, an ABVP representative.

Apart from the help desks, some of the student parties are running helpline numbers. Sreerag Thallapoyil, a SFI representative said, “We have already been flooded with calls from anxious parents and students. Most of these calls are coming from outstation students.”

The help desks have been set up at Arts Faculty, Vishwavidyalaya metro station and south campus and at colleges by Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Congress-backed National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and AAP-backed Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS).