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Lack of facilities leaves applicants fuming

The scorching June heat, a rush of applicants at the end of serpentine queues and lack of basic facilities such as water and photostat machines played spoilsport for most DU aspirants on Monday morning, reports Jatin Anand.

delhi Updated: Jun 08, 2009 23:42 IST
Jatin Anand

The scorching June heat, a rush of applicants at the end of serpentine queues and lack of basic facilities such as water and photostat machines played spoilsport for most Delhi University (DU) aspirants on Monday morning.

“There’s neither proper shelter from the heat nor seating arrangement,” said Sakshi Sood from St Bede’s College, Shimla “They should at least install a few water filters around the Arts Faculty so we can refill our water bottles.”

While the heat bothered some, unending queues complicated the procedure for others.

“It took me an hour and a half to submit my form,” said Dhanashyam, a DU aspirant from Manipur.

Outstation candidates were also confused and harried.

“I am new to the city and staying with family friends in North-West Delhi,” said Tsering from Tibet. “It took me a long time to find my way to here. I wish I could have submitted my form near where I’m staying.”

The unavailability of enough Photostat machines was another bugbear.

“Forms have to be photocopied before submission. The problem is there are only two Photostat shops—one at the Law Faculty and the other near the DUSU office – for hundreds of applicants,” said Gaurav Kumar.