Eager, nervous students start first day of college at Delhi University

  • Heena Kausar and Varalika Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 14:38 IST

Hundreds of excited and nervous students, who managed to clear the high cutoff for admission in undergraduate courses at Delhi University, started their three-year college journey on Wednesday.

From worrying about what to wear on the first day of the new academic session to taking tips from elder siblings already studying at DU colleges, students are doing everything they can to make the most of it.

“I’m looking forward to my first day but at the same time, I am nervous as I am going to start a new life. Leaving Madhya Pradesh was not easy as I spent my entire childhood over there but nevertheless hoping for the best and expecting great placements after completing my graduation,” Pallavi, who took admission in Miranda House, said.

First impressions are not the only things students are worried about. Some of them have already had a look at their syllabus to be more participative on their first day.

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“I have gone through this semester’s syllabus and the whole course structure. Just to make sure my basics are clear I am keeping myself updated. For the first day of college, some say ‘keep it casual’ while others say ‘first impression is the last impression’. I’m still confused,” Vanshaja said.

She has opted for political science (Hons) course in Maharaja Agrasen College in east Delhi.

Students from outside Delhi are quite enthusiastic about beginning their journey at DU. And, those who have siblings already studying at DU say they have an advantage.

Heena, Vanshaja, Pallavi and Chongpi, along with hundreds of students, began their three-year college journey on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

“I have my sister who is studying at Miranda House and she has been guiding me at every step. Being an out-station student, I was quite anxious about accommodation but now I’m hoping things are going to work out for the best,” Lucknow’s Heena said.

“We don’t usually get the opportunities back home and DU offers it in abundance. I am happy to get the course of my choice, which makes me more thrilled for my first day. Delhi University offers the exposure which we lack in the northeastern states,” Chongpi, who is from Shillong, said.

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