This year buying the prospectus of a Delhi University (DU) college may turn out to be a costly affair.
After the university's decision to do away with pre-admission application forms this year, colleges are planning to print fewer copies of the prospectus. And printers charge a relatively larger amount for a lesser number of copies.
"If we get lesser number of prospectuses printed, the cost goes up. Since the admission is now walk-in, very few students will buy the prospectus," said Rajendra Prasad, principal of Ramjas College.
Under the new system very few students are planning to buy individual college forms.
From this year on, aspirants will be free to take admission in any college where they meet the cut-off. Colleges can come out with up to five cut-off lists.
The DU administration had last week announced their decision to do away with pre-admission application forms. Colleges will not be allowed to sell individual application forms either.
"Students would buy the prospectus with the form and never look at it again. It will be a complete waste this year," said Rohan Shandilya, a resident of Chandni Chowk, who recently gave his Class 12 exams.
In the recent years, prospectuses have become more appealing and modern.
"We spend a lot of money on prospectus. Professional designers are hired to make it more attractive," said VK Srivastava, principal, Hindu College.
But even he agrees that the sale will drop by a lot this year.
"This year, I am planning to place an order for just 100. The final decision in this regard will be taken on Monday," he added.