Problems persist on Day 3 of DU admissions

  • Varalika Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2016 21:52 IST
Many students said the portal was slow and they were facing problems in online fee payment (Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times)

Applicants continued to face problems on the third day of Delhi University’s undergraduate admissions on Saturday. Many students said the portal was slow and they were facing problems in online fee payment.

“The verification was completed yesterday but the site showed it as pending. The link was not provided and we have been told to take a screenshot if the link does not open for the fee payment. It is a one-way communication,” said Sanjay, who had come with his daughter at Daulat Ram College.

Shweta Das from Kirori Mal College said, “The online procedure is a mess, they should have kept an option for cash payment as well.”

But university officials maintained there was no problem with the portal. “The website is working fine and we have not received any complaints about it,” said Kirti Ranjan, OSD DU admissions.

There have been similar complaints for the past two days.

Until last year, admissions were conducted both online and offline. But this year, DU made the entire system online, including payment of fees.

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The digital admission process requires students to first fill out a central registration online with the name of the preferred course and college to which they are eligible.

They must then take a printout to the college and have their certificates verified. After verification, students can pay the fees online on the DU website.

Students and parents also expressed unhappiness over the boycott of admission process by teachers.

“The teachers are not helping in the admission process, which is a major problem. Volunteers are not well informed about the procedures due to which the system has become chaotic,” said Saumya who took admission in B.A (Programme).

The University will announce the second cutoff list on Monday night and admissions will begin from July 5.

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