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Shorter, smarter DU forms this year

delhi Updated: May 15, 2007 04:57 IST
smarter DU forms this year

Students Applying to Delhi University this year will no longer have to negotiate a long and complicated admission form.
The university has proposed a simpler version of the common pre-admission form — a single-sheet document. The document will also be completely optical mark reader (OMR) technology-enabled — last year it was only partially so. Applicants will just have to darken the requisite circles with a pencil or in black ink, which will be picked up by the computer.

The form, which can be marked on both sides, will ask an applicant for details such as name, date of birth, Class XII examination roll number, result, year of graduation from school and so forth, apart from details of the subjects he took the school leaving examination in, and the marks obtained. Students will be able to indicate their choice of college and courses on the reverse side of the form.

A column asking students if they belong to the OBC category is also likely to be incorporated. Women’s colleges and co-ed institutions will also be clearly demarcated.

Earlier, there were only three options under the column indicating the board of examination: CBSE, ISCE and ‘other’. SK Vij, Dean, Delhi University students’ welfare, said: “Students can now indicate if they have passed school from other state-run examination boards as well.”

Vij said the changes in the form were made due to some problems encountered last year.

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