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Student bodies all out to help

Delhi University college admissions are nothing short of a nightmare for confused admission-seekers, but student volunteers are doing their bit to mitigate the menace, reports Nirmika Singh.

delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2007 16:15 IST
Hindustan Times

Delhi University college admissions are nothing short of a nightmare for confused students and parents who hop from one college to another, buying, filling and submitting admissions forms.

To answer the queries and clear the doubts of admission seekers, many colleges deployed student volunteers to guide the admission seekers. And now almost all colleges have an information/help desk to answer queries related to the tedious admission process.

Besides these student volunteers, student bodies like Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students Union Of India (NSUI) and Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) have also set up stalls outside the 17 centres that are selling the pre-admission forms.

After the hungama over the setting up of stalls and rough-up between these bodies and the police two days ago, looks like these over enthusiastically helpful student bodies are finally able to offer their services peacefully.

“The police was asking us for money for allowing us to set up a stall outside the college. When we didn’t give in to their demand, they abused us. But now the matter is over and later the police even apologised from us”, says Rohit Chauhan of ABVP.

But people from the other stall that belonged to NSUI watched their word while letting out any information. “It was just a little problem which was sorted out” said the in-charge of the stall.

But the tension was visible between the two camps that offered to provide guidance to students and clear their doubts.

“One of the most frequent queries is on the English Honours course. Other doubts are regarding the manner to fill up the forms.”, said Amrinder, a volunteer on the NSUI desk.

“Besides clearing the doubts of students, we are also giving them these booklets which contain last year’s cut-off lists, dates of entrance exams in various colleges and other useful information.”, she added.

While political clashes between different student bodies are not uncommon in campus politics, the bodies maintain that they are always all out to help the students.

“ABVP has been setting up these stalls for the past 20-25 years for the benefit of students because we know the plight of students at these time and we are also college students ourselves.”, remarks Rohit.

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