After a relative lull in online registrations on weekdays, a surge was seen in the number of Delhi University online forms submitted over the weekend.
While only 22,438 applications were submitted till Friday evening, this number rose to 47,414 till Sunday. A day later, another 7,000 students submitted their applications, taking the total to 54,311.
The response to online applications this year has been more enthusiastic than last year when the online application form was introduced for the first time. The varsity website was a little slow to respond on the first two days, but the problems were ironed out thereafter.
Complaints of problems in the online forms are fewer now. The varsity had decided to promote online applications this year by making the online forms cheaper than the over-the-counter ones.
While the online form for the general/OBC category is priced at Rs 50 as against Rs 100 for the over-the-counter one, the online form for SC/ST/OBC applicants is free.
The over-the-counter form for these categories costs Rs 50.
The number of incomplete registrations on the DU website is also high. Till Monday, 97,164 applicants had registered online, of which 43,000 were in the process of completing the process.
A number of students, however, still prefer to fill the over-the-counter forms.
“I feel more at peace with the paper form. While the online form seems like a better idea in this heat, I decided to come down as I wanted to be sure that my applications is submitted,” said Tanya Mehta, an aspirant.
For the over-the-counter forms, the figures of submission are much lesser. Out of the 114,891 forms sold, only 16,440 have been submitted so far.
The submission of the over-the-counter forms is expected to increase towards the end of this week.