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Great expectations

Smooth entrance exams and a better DU admission process are some of the changes Gen Y hopes for

education Updated: Jan 04, 2012 10:49 IST

For Srishti Mittal, a Class 12 student of a Delhi School, this New Year is particularly special. Ask her why and she says, “This is the make-or-break year for me. I was eagerly waiting for the year to begin because it will decide my destiny for me.” As Board exams approach, Class 12 students across the country are eyeing the New Year enthusiastically. Adds Mittal, a commerce student, I want to make it to the popular commerce colleges in the University of Delhi (DU). I hope colleges (cut-off marks) will be reasonable this time around.”

The wish might strike a chord with other commerce and humanities students. However, science students are hoping that the changes taking place in the entrance examinations for engineering and medical aspirants will work to their advantage. Says Akansha Jain, a student, “I am appearing for AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam) which is going online for the first time this year. I hope the new changes will not mar my chances of getting a good rank.”

College students are wishing for better infrastructure, placements and opportunities abroad. Says Latika Goyal, a first-year student at Hans Raj College, “The university should try and make the admission process smooth for students. Last year, it was a lot of hassle to figure out your eligibility criteria per college. The university should try and work it out better this year. Last year, the university sent some undergraduate students to study in Australia. I wish more of such short-study trips will be organised by the university so that more students can take the advantage of it.”

Weight Loss: The aim is to lose weight and get back in shape, says Savita Yadav, a Delhi University (DU) student

Stop being narcissist: The focus is more on things other than myself, says Aditi Thakur, a DU student

Wake up on time: I ended up missing most of the morning lectures in college because of my waking-up-late routine. I would like to see that changing, says Kriti Singh, an MA student

Find a boyfriend: This year, my resolve is to find a boyfriend, says Neha Yadav, a DU student