Form sale dips on Day-II at DU, submissions up
After a fervent response to form sales on day one at Delhi University, sales dipped by almost 50 per cent on Saturday. The university authorities managed to sell just 22,413 forms as opposed to Friday’s 40,559.delhi Updated: May 29, 2010 22:36 IST
After a fervent response to form sales on day one at Delhi University, sales dipped by almost 50 per cent on Saturday. The university authorities managed to sell just 22,413 forms as opposed to Friday’s 40,559.
“This sudden dip was seen as day two was a Saturday. Most people did not know that the sale of forms would continue today as well,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, Students Welfare, DU.
However, the number of submissions saw a rise.
As many as 2,862 students submitted their forms as compared to Friday's 1461.
“I was busy the whole day on Friday, ferrying passengers to and from colleges. Today is much slower. There aren't as many people today,” said Rambir, a rickshaw puller at North Campus.
“The sale of forms goes down after day one while the submissions increase. This is keeping in trend with the past years,” Tuteja said.
Last year, 22,380 forms were sold on the second day of sale.
Despite the relative slowdown, the sale continued till late afternoon at the office of the Dean, Students’ Welfare.
“We want to accommodate as many students as possible. We don’t want them to be inconvenienced, hence the counters are open beyond 1 pm,” said Tuteja.
While most students came to the form selling centres to buy the centralised admission forms, many were going from college to college to buy Extra Curricular Activities forms.
“I have already been to Hindu College, Kirori Mal College and Miranda House to buy ECA forms. I will cover the rest of the colleges on Monday,” said Kanika Khanna, who is interested in photography.
Many students are unhappy about having to run around to buy the ECA forms.
“The ECA form should also be centralised to make the application process easier for students. We have to go to each college, in north campus and south campus, to apply under the ECA quota,” said Charu Gupta, who is trained in classical music.