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Confusion reigns in DU on Day 1

The new pre-admission form in OMR format introduced by Delhi University has given students unlimited choice in choosing colleges and courses. However, on the first day of the beginning of admission process, the forms left many students baffled.

education Updated: Jun 02, 2006 11:28 IST

The new pre-admission form in OMR format introduced by Delhi University has given students unlimited choice in choosing colleges and courses. However, on the first day of the beginning of admission process, the forms left many students baffled.

A large number of students and their parents who had come to the Gargi College in south Delhi to buy the forms and submit them on Thursday were in a dilemma. As the forms have been introduced for the first time, a majority of them did not know how to fill them up properly.

 Gargi College is one of the 16 centres established by Delhi University across the city that will sell the forms. One pre-admission form is enough to choose any number of courses in all the colleges unlike the earlier ICR forms where a student could choose only 10 colleges and eight subjects.

Still, the most common confusion among the applicants was that if filling up one form was enough, should they also buy and submit the separate forms sold by colleges. In the form, there is space for writing the marks obtained in five subjects.

However, some students were confused about the marks obtained in best of four subjects. There were many other problems as well. “Though it is written in the form that applicants should use only ballpoint pens, many are using gel pens,” said Deepika, a student volunteer.

Students were also putting tick marks on the boxes instead of blackening them. Some were also folding the form even though folded or mutilated forms are being rejected.