As the online registration process for Delhi University kicked off on Thursday, the Delhi University Students’ Union and ABVP set up their helpdesks to help out prospective students fill up forms online.
Two helpdesks were set up on the first day, one outside the Vishwa Vidyalaya metro station and another at the Arts Faculty, north campus.
“Since the registration started online we wanted to help out as many students as we could. Our volunteers sat with laptops to help students fill up forms. The response we received was tremendous,” said Saket Bahuguna, Delhi state secretary, ABVP.According to the data collated by the helpline, around 1,000 calls were received on the ‘missed-call’ number - 9811112500 in a day.
Around 250 students got in touch with their volunteers through their helpline number 011-27662725.
Apart from this, activists will run similar help centres in over 15 places across the city as the admission process starts gaining momentum. “For someone who is applying through the university’s online portal for the first time these helpdesks are extremely useful. There a few areas where I got stuck and the volunteers were of great help. Especially when there is huge traffic on the website and the page gets expired if you spend too much time on it,” said Vikas Mehra, a DU aspirant.