Thousands of students thronged various colleges of Delhi University with the admission process for its new academic session beginning today.
Long queues of students were seen at all the 16 centres where the pre-admission forms for nearly 49,000 seats in 61 colleges are being sold. The filled up forms can be deposited at the same centres.
The common OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) pre-admission form, which can be used for all colleges and courses, and information bulletin can be purchased for Rs 50 till June 15.
The university has taken several steps to make the admission process a hassle-free affair and has introduced a slew of measures to help the students.
"This time we have added one centre in Swami Shraddhanand College in Alipur village area so that students from that part can be saved from commuting," said Dean of Students Welfare SK Vij. There were only 15 centres last year.
Forms for Combined Aptitude Test for English, the newly-introduced entrance examination for admission in English (Hons) course, are also available at the Faculty of Arts in the North Campus. The CATE will be held on June 17.
Students belonging to SC/ST can purchase forms from four centres especially set up for them by the university. For physically challenged students a centre has been set up at the DSW office in North Campus. The admission forms for these category are available for free.
Vij said the university has also deployed trained volunteers and sign language experts to assist physically challenged applicants in filling up forms and for other assistance.
The first admission list will be released on June 25.
To ensure a peaceful admission process, Delhi police has deployed about 300 personnel in the university area.