The new admission process seems to have brought down the sale of Delhi University’s information bulletin quite drastically.
The university has been able to sell only 10,000 copies of the bulletin so far. Last year, the varsity had sold more than 1,80,000 forms and an equivalent number of information bulletins.
Since pre-admission forms have been done away with completely this year, most students feel there is not need to buy the bulletin either.
“Whatever we have to know, we can ask seniors and cousins. I don’t think it is worth making an effort to go to North Campus just to buy the university’s bulletin,” said Ruchika Bhanot, a resident of Rohini sector 3, who wants to pursue Political Science from the university.
When asked, the university officials too did not seem to have a very positive outlook about the sale figures in the coming days either.
“We think that by the end of the admission season, we will be able to sell only around 15,000 bulletins. We cannot reveal the number of information bulletins that have been printed as the process is still not complete,” said JM Khurana, dean, students’ welfare.
Yet another reason that can be attributed to the lack of popularity of the university bulletin seems to be its availability — free of cost — online. The university has uploaded the bulletin on its Facebook page, which can be accessed through the university website, du.ac.in.
“I don’t see any point in buying the bulletin for it is already available online. There is no point in going to a college and buying the form bulletin for R50,” said Rohit Dogra, who is hoping to get admission in BA (honours Economics at Kirori Mal College in North Campus.
The information bulletin has an additional section on the additional eligibility criteria that individual colleges have decided upon for admission to particular courses.
For the students who have seen the or bought the prospectus, this section clears many doubts.
Also, they do not have to run from one college to another to know whether or not they are eligible for admission in a course of their choice in a particular college.