With as many as 15,376 forms being submitted on Monday, the Delhi University recorded the highest submissions for this year ever since the application procedure kicked-off on May 28.
The approaching form submission date and the pleasant weather prompted a large number of applicants to throng the various submission centres.
The last date for submission is June 11. The highest number of forms, at 2,568, were submitted at the Faculty of Arts followed by Kirori Mal College, where 2,000 forms were submitted. “Today being the last Monday of the application procedure, there was a great rush for submissions,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, Student’s Welfare, DU.
At the Office of the Dean, Student’s Welfare, officials had to open an extra window for receiving completed forms. “We have received a lot of forms from outstation students today. Most of them have travelled overnight and are leaving today itself,” said a student volunteer.
The pleasant weather was one of the biggest reasons for the rush. “Today was the perfect time to travel to Delhi,” said Ajay Srivastava, a resident of Agra who submitted his form at the Faculty of Arts.
A rush of students was also seen at the South Campus. “A lot of students, both from the general and reserved categories, submitted their forms today,” said Dinesh C. Varshney, deputy dean, Student’s Welfare, South Campus.
St. Stephen’s College, that has a separate application procedure, also recorded a high submission with 2,272 forms being deposited on Monday.
The large crowd at the North Campus also resulted in traffic snarls. “It took me half-an-hour to reach Hindu College from the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station. On normal days it takes ten minutes,” said Mohit Dadwal, a DU aspirant.
Many CATE aspirants who had come to collect their admit cards had to go back disappointed as they could not collect the cards.
The university has displayed a list on its website that has assigned colleges to distribute admit cards according to students’ form numbers. The admit cards can also be downloaded and printed. But many were unaware of this. “I came to Hindu College to collect my admit card but did not get it”, said Piyush Arora, who had submitted his form earlier. “Many students have not checked the notification on the website and are coming to us with this confusion,” said Hindu College official said.