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DU admission process begins today

A whopping 3,46 lakh students have passed class-XII under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) this year.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 14:19 IST

It is going to be a tough fight for seats in the Delhi University as the admission process begins on Thursday with lakhs of aspirants expected to converge in the Capital seeking a berth in the prestigious varsity.

A whopping 3,46 lakh students have passed class-XII under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) this year. They include as many as 1,14,729 students from Delhi alone, about 6000 more than last year. Nearly 40,000 students have passed class-XII under ICSE also.

This apart, students passing out from state boards would apply for a berth in the undergraduate programmes of Delhi University here which is considered a centre of excellence in higher studies.

"Last year we had received about 1.05 lakh applications for about 43,000 seats in our 79 colleges. Given the increase in number of students getting through class-XII exam, we have made elaborate arrangement to ensure smooth admission," DU Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Prof Satinder Vij said.

Last year the university had sold about 1.5 lakh forms.

Simpler application forms, more help centres and increased sessions with counsellors are expected to make the admission process smooth and error-free.

The application forms have been simplified and students can opt for any college they like unlike last year where they were able to mark their choice for ten colleges and eight courses at a time.