If you are an outstation student, you can now take admission to Delhi University sitting at home.
Going tech-savvy, colleges are not only accepting online application forms for admission to courses, but also hostels.
Indraprastha College for Women (IP), St Stephen’s College, Lady Shri Ram College (LSR), Hansraj College, Miranda House, Hindu College, Ramjas College, Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateshwara are among the colleges to which you can apply online.
“In IP College, all the forms for BA (hons), BA Programme, B Com (hons), BSc (hons), computer science, sports quota and the hostel application are online.” said Manasvini M Yogi, media coordinator Indraprastha college.
“Only the Bachelor’s of Mass Media and Mass Communication, which has an entrance exam does not have an online form. A student only needs to come during time of payment of fees.”
However, the downside is you can only apply to one course per form, the cost of which is Rs 100.
“A student needs to make payment using a credit card, or alternatively can deposit money to the college’s account number,” Yogi said.
Though most college charge hefty fees for those using the convenience of online forms, LSR makes sure outstation students do not have to burn a hole in their pockets.
“We do not charge any fees for online applications, and a student can apply to three courses per form. Though we prefer that students come and visit the college and attend counseling sessions before applying for a course in the college, we realise not everyone can do so,” said Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator, LSR College. “However, students who apply to courses with an interview are expected to come for them.”
Yet, colleges find online applications still comprise a small number of applications received.
“I will be staying in Delhi throughout admissions,” said Sunaina Sen from Calcutta. “I have not thought about submitting my forms online. I do not trust them.”
Colleges maintain online forms are a foolproof method. “We have never received complaints from students who submitted forms online,” said Dr SR Arora, Hansraj College.