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Here’s what senior students are doing to make fucchas feel at home in Delhi university

delhi Updated: Jun 23, 2012 00:02 IST

Here’s what senior students are doing to make fucchas feel at home in Delhi university

Gone are the days when freshers used to feel lost on the campus of Delhi University (DU). Now, the senior students and the students’ union are making sure that aspirants are given a proper introduction to the campus. Be it the virtual space, radio or student help desks, here’s how the fucchas are being helped.

DU Community Radio
The community radio of the university is being used effectively this year to answer the queries of aspirants and parents alike. All that the students need to do is to direct their questions to DU’s community radio. The volunteers from the community radio are available on the campus to take questions from the aspirants. The queries then reach the experts who answer them on the radio portal.

Student help desks
On its part, DU has deployed a large number of student volunteers at help desks for the convenience of confused applicants. “The student help desks have proven to be helpful,” says Varsha Singhal, a DU aspirant from Chandigarh.

Student volunteers have claimed that most of the queries have centred around how to pursue the most sought after courses, such as B Com Hons, irrespective of the applicant’s marks. The help desks will be seen on the days of the declaration of the cut-off lists too. Special help desks for students from the North East have also been set.

DU Tips
Number of Likes: 1,013 Formed in: January 2, 2012

As the punch line on the cover photo of this page (Don’t have a place to flaunt your new wardrobe? Come to DU) aptly suggests, the page understands the nerve of the campus. From student initiated discussions to recent happenings on the campus, the page provides all the information that freshers may need as they make their way across campus.

Helping through Facebook

Delhi University Official Page
One of the most happening pages on Facebook is the official page of Delhi University. Opened last year, it has close to two lakh likes. From university results to updates on fests, important information to announcements, the page has all that one should know about the campus.

Number of Likes: 196,387 Formed in: May 2011

Delhi University Tips
From the announcement of cut-off lists to important dates, the page is abuzz with all the recent happenings in the varsity. The administrator of the page also gives the members useful tips about how to survive on campus. Number of Likes: 4,167 Formed in: April 4, 2012

We R thE sTudEnts Of Delhi University (DU)
A common community for freshers, alumni and aspirants, the page is up-to-date with information. The page, which was formed last year, is a hangout zone for students. Visit the page to get some gossip about the varsity and a lowdown on all the recent happenings on campus.

Number of Likes: 5,370 Formed in: July 17, 2011

First Published: Jun 22, 2012 16:49 IST