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DU gets student-friendly

Apart from running a helpline, DU will also hold six Open Days, during which students and parents will get information about undergraduate courses.
Hindustan Times | By Swaha Sahoo, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2008 09:38 AM IST

The common admission form for admission to undergraduate courses of the Delhi University has been finalised and will be on sale from June 2. While the University is already running a helpline to answer queries, it will also hold six Open Days, during which students and parents will get information about courses, colleges and the eligibility criteria.

DU will also utilise its community radio, with a range of 10 km, to broadcast a series of programmes and talks related to the admission process.

Admission form: "There are a few changes in the admission form this year. We have introduced a column for OBC applicants to tick and fill in the number of their OBC certificate," said SK Vij, Dean Students Welfare. "We have also added courses that we were unable to accommodate last year," Vij said. For columns that contain multiple courses, the form will also mention the colleges they are available in. "Students were earlier confused about which colleges offered the courses. Now the specific college is mentioned," Vij said.

The admission form for SC/ST applicants has also been changed. While the front page will ask for candidate details, the reverse side, which earlier contained instructions, will have columns for providing information. "There will be columns for course name, code, preferred college and the location of the college. This information has to be filled by the SC/ST applicant by hand," Vij explained.

More for SC/ST, foreign students: The University is also trying to make the admission procedure simpler for SC/ST candidates and foreign students. An information booklet with Frequently asked Questions, Checklist and Do's and Don'ts would be made available to SC/ST applicants.

Questions like which documents to submit, cut-off list for SC/ST, change of course and college, availability of quota in PG courses will all be answered in the booklet.

OBC certificate mandatory: OBC applicants interested in studying in DU must apply for a certificate as early as possible. DU's common admission form gives options for 51 courses (which do not require admission tests) offered by 63 colleges.

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