Mamta (name changed) waits for a volunteer to help her out with the form in her hand. In the crowded room she is not the only one waiting for a helping hand.
The registration cell for physically disabled students in Delhi University was buzzing with activity on the last day of registration and many students had to wait for a while to find a volunteer who could help them out.
The Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) has received more than 450 applications from physically handicapped students this year so far.
While the last date of registration passed by on Wednesday, more registrations are expected to take place in the coming few days.
"We have written to the vice-chancellor asking for permission to continue the registration process for a few more days so that we can accommodate more students," said Nisha Singh, member, EOC.
Last year also the university had registered around 450 students. If the vice-chancellor gives his nod, the number could go higher this year.
Last day of registration for SC/ST students
On the last day of registration of SC/ST, Kashmiri migrant and other reserved category candidates a huge rush was seen at the registration centre. The university receives a total of 17,000 forms from students of the SC/ST category.
The university, meanwhile, also completed its last open day on Wednesday.
"The 12 Open Days have been very successful and more than 20,000 prospective candidates and their parents have benefited from these. Those who still have questions can call the university helplines or catch the E open days on the university's website - du.ac.in," said JM Khurana, Dean, Students' Welfare.
Principal’s meeting on new admission policy
Wednesday also saw the meeting of the principals of all DU colleges with the vice-chancellor where the concerns regarding the new admission policy were discussed.
"One of the concerns was regarding the procedure for admission if a student qualifies in the first cut off list but does comes to take admission later. There is a need for a clear policy on this but it is absent," said a principal on condition of anonymity.