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Online succour a hit with DTU hopefuls

delhi Updated: Jun 21, 2010 00:28 IST
Mallica Joshi

With options such as live chat and tracking of admission forms, the Delhi Technological University (DTU) website is proving to be a helpful tool for the anxious students.

What makes it even more special is the fact that it has been created, conceptualised and is now being managed completely by a group of 20 students.

The students have created a separate website to answer queries of those seeking admission to the university. The website, admissions.dce.edu, is becoming highly popular with aspirants.

“On the first day, we got more than 3,000 hits. We try to help students by giving them information about the admission procedure,” said Varun Singhal, a senior member of the student group.

The 20 students form the Designing and Web Development (DWD) group and take care of most of the information dissemination on campus. Students studying in all four years are part of the group supported by the university Vice-Chancellor P.B. Sharma.

The official college website, dce.edu, has also been conceptualised by these bright minds. “We started working on the official site in May 2009. Everything, right from the photographs to the content, is being managed by us,” said Kartikeya Kaul (20), a second-year student at DTU, who is part of group.

This website has information about the syllabi, library, placement cells and societies. The group also brought laurels for DTU last year when a website created by them was awarded the first prize in Asia by SPIE, an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to Science.

The group also works as a link between the college authorities and students. “We keep the students informed about any notification through an integrated SMS channel,” said Saurabh Agarwal, another group member.