Family members accompanying aspirants have been causing much of the buzz around colleges this admission season. This the family members have been doing by choosing to be where they aren't supposed to: In corridors and on college grounds rather than the classrooms that were meant to seat them.
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) appeared the best managed with maps on notice boards on the campus, volunteers at every step, allotted rooms and direction charts. Even then, managing those accompanying the aspirants became troublesome for the college authorities
"The family members are causing a lot of confusion. Families come and hang about in places not allotted to them. It seems they want to spoon-feed the aspirants and follow them everywhere," said Abhay Kumar, a professor on admission duty."There are 25 air-conditioned rooms for the parents but most are barely occupied," he added.
Applicants are supposed to bring along their parents only at the time of their admissions to sign an undertaking against ragging.
Family members of specially those from outside Delhi have been spotted carrying travel bags and documents.
At Hindu College, parents came to blows with guards, demanding that they be allowed on the campus while their wards completed the application process.
"Aspirants must now study in colleges and be independent, but their family members do not want this. Several of the aspirants who appeared before the admissions committee were being led by their parents. They were not confident to speak up in front of the teachers. This spoon-feeding is harmful for the wards," said a teacher at Hindu College.