Delhi University admissions: First open day session held

  • Shradha Chettri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 22, 2015 19:58 IST

Choosing the right course is important not the college was what Delhi University aspirants told on the first open day, which started Thursday.

The open house are session that give students and parents holistic information about the university and answers students’ admission related queries.

While explaining to the students Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean students welfare, said, “Course is important for you students and not the college, so decide properly on what you want to do.”

Further the parents were also given a word of caution about not falling prey to the agents who promise admission through management quota and several other ways.

“Admission in DU happens only on the basis of merit so do not believe anyone who promises admission,” said Tuteja.

Two sessions were held on the first day, where about 700 students and parents attended it at the conference centre in north campus.

Most of the questions of the students pertained to admissions under the sports quota, extra curricular quota, the hostel facility in the colleges and the combinations of subjects that they can include in the best of four marks.

Several students questioned whether mathematics was compulsory for studying Bcom hons, economics hons and the several management courses.

“I wanted to study economics hons but I did not take maths in my class 11-12. I am very disturbed of this fact, all of a sudden DU has changed their policy,” said Trisha.

Starting this year mathematics have been made compulsory for these subjects. The students need not include the maths marks in their best of four but they have to pass in it.

The university officials said that the schedule for sports and extra curricular registration would also be given out soon.

“Every student has to go to respective colleges and fill separate application form so the students will be given enough time. The sports admission and ECA admission happens fully on the basis of merit and every process would be video graphed,” said JM Khurrana, Dean Students Welfare.

The officials also insisted that the students applying under the Jammu and Kashmir migrant quota, Child of war widow quota should also fill in the common registration form.

“The seats under the quota are very limited so I insist that these students also fill in the general OMR form,” said Khurrana.

However the students who attended the session said it was very helpful.

"There are certain specific queries which can't be found on the website, so I decided to come here and it was very helpful," said Abhishek, who is a gap year student.

The next open day will be held Friday, starts at 10 am.

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