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Faltering system sends jitters

education Updated: Jun 07, 2013 00:45 IST
Mallica Joshi
Mallica Joshi
Hindustan Times
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Delhi University may have tried to boost the number of online applications this year, but those who applied through the varsity website are beset with a variety of problems. Some have even made mistakes that may hamper their case.

"My daughter filled the online form correctly. We checked the form twice. But when we took a printout of the form, we saw that the marks she got in English were jumbled up with that of Math," said Mihika Madan, a parent.

Several such cases were reported on Wednesday, the first days of the admission season.


"We have sorted out the problems of those who contacted us. We caught the problem early on in the day and corrected it. If there are applicants still facing such problems, they should call or email us and we will respond with a solution immediately," said DU officials, who have been handling the application process.

A number of applicants also complained that the DU website, www.du.ac.in, where the forms are available, was slow. It took a long time for them to register, they said.

The varsity, however, received as many as 7,000 online forms on the second day as well.

More than 30,000 applicants have already registered and are also in the process of completing their applications. The heavy traffic is one reason for the website being slow at times.

Varsity officials have also asked applicants to get acquainted with the practice forms available both online and in the prospectus.

"Students who make mistakes in their form are advised to fill new ones as the data is read by a computer. If there is no clarity, wrong information will be conveyed to the colleges, which may later refuse admission if the data does not match the one on certificates," DU officials said.

A girl who marks her gender wrong, for example, will not get admission in girls' colleges as her form will not reach that college. A wrong roll number of marks may also result in rejection of forms.

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