Online registrations to Delhi University’s undergraduate programmes have been receiving a remarkable response, but those running to different centres to fill offline forms on Friday were also in significant numbers.
Students came out in the sweltering heat to visit different colleges, saying they found a greater sense of satisfaction in it than going online.
Some chose to visit the colleges despite filling the forms online. “I have filled my form successfully online, but then just to be sure that it has been accepted, I decided to come and fill the offline form,” Pritika Sharma, an aspirant at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, in north campus.
A total of 21,813 forms were sold and 5,111 were submitted on the first day at the eight specified centres.
Many students who applied online complained of a host of problems.
“When I was applying online, I could just select one course in the form. Since I wanted to apply for both BA Programme and Hindi Honours so I came to fill the form here,” said Pooja, who was filled her form at Dyal Singh College.
The other problem which many aspirants faced was about the subject code.
“I was very confused on whether I should fill the CBSE code or the university code. As I did not want to take any chance so I have come,” said Komal Katiyar, at PGDAV College. Katiyar came from Sangam Vihar with her mother to apply to DU.
Those at the helpdesk said that aspirants wanted to know about how to fill the Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) forms even after filling it online.
“A lot of students have come with query about the B.El.Ed forms. They were not aware that the form for this course is only online,” said Suchetna Adhikari, first year student of Gargi College, who was assisting the aspirants.
Numbers that count
Total online registrations
Offline forms sold