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Now websites cash in on admission season

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2011 23:51 IST
Shefali Saxena
Shefali Saxena
Hindustan Times
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Still struggling with DU’s admission season? The world wide web now has all that you needed to know about going to college. Log on to websites like www.dulife.in and www.dujugaad.in for answers to your queries.

Both websites are becoming increasingly popular among DU aspirants as they have all the answers to their questions about campus life, students’ issues and eating joints.

But the real reason why these website have suddenly gained popularity is because the official website of the university has only functional information about courses and colleges. In fact some of the information it provides is incorrect.

About DU Life, its founders Abhishek Mahipal and Harshit Narang—both former DU students—say, “Interaction is the key to our website. We want a student to feel comfortable talking to us about his/her problem. It also has great utility and relevance and is sensitive to the requirements of the candidates applying to the university.”

DU Life also provides internships to students, especially those from DU. These students regularly update the website about the latest happenings on campus. Mahipal and Narang launched the portal in March 2011 and its Facebook page already has quite a number of members and ‘likes’ in mere three months.

“DU Life is great. It gives immediate replies to our queries,” said Namit Bishnoi, a DU aspirant. Moreover, the website also allows students from the university to post any valuable news about the Campus.

Another popular portal, dujugaad.in, began in June 2010 by six enterprising DU students. The website is a one-stop solution to all problems students may encounter during their years in DU.

From the location of phone recharge shops to ATMs, from a doctor’s clinic to hostels and PG accommodation, from food outlets to body care centres — the website has it all.

Managed by students — both graduates and undergraduates from DU —the website’s team of six comprises Ashish Gupta, Surbhi Sehgal, Sanjeev Kumar, Gautam Bishth, Siddhant Ghai and Smriti Rastogi. They too respond quickly to every posted query.

At present, however, DU Jugaad has restricted itself to North Campus. However, its founders say they are planning to expand the scope of the website to include profiles of south Delhi colleges.