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Delhi University may be one of the most sought-after varsities in the country, but the number of admissions forms submitted so far this year seems to tell a different story. Mallica Joshi reports.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2012 02:28 IST
Mallica Joshi

Delhi University may be one of the most sought-after varsities in the country, but the number of admissions forms submitted so far this year seems to tell a different story.

Of the 1.25 lakh over-the-counter forms sold so far, only 75,000 have been submitted. This means that nearly 50,000 forms are yet to be submitted with only two days — Saturday and Monday — to go before applications close. Some candidates may have bought two forms, but even their numbers can’t be high. So, one can safely say that at least 40,000 forms are yet to be submitted.

The figures for online submissions, however, are much more promising. Around 35,000 applicants registered initially, and 29,500 have already completed the process and submitted their forms along with the fees.

“I suggest aspirants come in on Saturday and submit the forms. Leaving things for the last day is not advisable,” JM Khurana, DU’s dean of student welfare, said.

Last year, the total number of forms sold was 1.8 lakh and around 1.3 lakh were submitted. All in all, just over a lakh forms have been received by DU so far.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/6/16-06-12-pg-04a.jpg

The varsity introduced an online application system this year, and while it encountered problems in the first week, the process smoothened out later with a large number of students choosing to apply through the website.

“The rush on Monday is going to be huge. Students applying online have an advantage as they get an extra day, Sunday, to fill in the forms. Also, we are accepting online applications till 5pm on Monday," Khurana added.

Over-the-counter forms can be submitted in the 10 university centres and 12 head post offices between 10am and 1pm.

Students, meanwhile, are tired of the long queues for submitting forms. “I reached the university around noon and stood in the line to get a photocopy for half an hour. When I was about to submit my form, the counter closed,” said Paarkhi Chaturvedi, an aspirant.

Post offices are much less crowded as compared to the university centres. “I was able to submit my form within 10 minutes without any hassle,” said Dhruva Kapoor, who submitted his form at Kalkaji.

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