Delhi University is gearing up for its new admission process, and with more force than ever. Keeping in mind the new procedures, college student unions are armed with almost double the number of volunteers and information helpdesks they had last year.
“Since the entire admission process begins on June 15 itself, we expect huge footfall in the first three days,” says Gaurav Aggarwal, a student’s union member of the Shri Ram College of Commerce.“Last year, we had five information desks. However, this year, we plan to have about 10-12 with two-three volunteers each,” he adds.
The colleges are anticipating chaos on the first day of admission. “With an admission committee in place and our core volunteer team of 35 volunteers, we would be able to manage the situation,” says a member of the student union of Lady Shri Ram College for Women.
“We would also have department volunteers,” she adds. “Volunteers from NSS (National Service Scheme) and NCC (National Cadet Corps) will be on duty during the admission time. We plan to have helpdesks all around college. Around 8-10 volunteers will be on duty each day on rotational basis,” says Sachin Sharma, president of the student union at Hansraj.
“We have increased the number of volunteers this year. Around 20-30 volunteers will be on duty each day,” says Geetesh Nirban, media spokesman for Kamala Nehru College. “Since it’s the first time, we want to be prepared for the worst,” says Sumakshi Gupta of Institute of Home Economics.