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Time to ditch the online hitch

india Updated: Jun 06, 2012 01:11 IST
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Delhi University aspirants, especially those from Delhi, are considering ditching the online application process.

After facing multiple problems in applying online, students who live in the NCR region are turning to the tried and tested over-the-counter forms.

On Tuesday, several students reported that their forms were being submitted automatically, while they were in the process of filling them up online. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/6/06_06_12-pg-04a.jpg

“I was in the middle of filling up the form when a window suddenly popped up telling me that the form had been submitted. I am so scared of it happening again that I have decided not to complete the process online,” said Saloni Arora, an aspirant who lives in Delhi and has scored 95% in her Class 12 Board exams. Other students also faced the same problem.

“I had filled in English (core) as a subject, but the form showed that I had marked the subject as English (elective). Before I could make the requisite change, a message popped up telling me that my form had been submitted and the fee received. All this even before I could get a demand draft made,” said Pallavi Singh, an aspirant, who travelled all the way from Jalandhar to make sure her application was accepted.

Students were also disappointed with the malfunctioning of the payment gateway.

A gateway is a system that enables payment through credit or debit cards.

While this gateway is not working properly, students have been asked to mail of a demand draft of R100 to the university.

“Filling in the form online, but mailing the fee just does not make sense. I would prefer to buy the form from a college and submit it myself, than go to a bank and get a demand draft made,” said Neha Koranga, an aspirant.

There are, however, many students who are willing to wait till the payment gateway starts functioning.

“There is still a lot of time for us to submit the form. I will wait for the payment gateway to open and then fill up the form,” said Abhishek Yadav, a resident of Panipat.

University officials said that any snags and glitches would be removed as soon as possible.

“Since this is a new system, we are facing some problems, but everything will be worked out quickly. Students will not suffer,” said JM Khurana, dean, Students’ Welfare.