Glitch-free website spurs aspirants to apply online
The number of admission-related registrations and submissions on the Delhi University website has soared only days after reports of glitches in the portal. Mallica Joshi reports. College profiles | Course profile| Living on campusUpdated: Jun 12, 2012 01:10 IST
The number of admission-related registrations and submissions on the Delhi University website has soared only days after reports of glitches in the portal.
The online gateway, which enables payment for and submission of the form, was out of order for the first three days. It finally started working on Thursday.
Till Monday evening, more than 10,000 students had submitted their forms using the gateway while 5,400 students had used demand drafts to make the payments.
"We have taken care of the initial problems. The response has been encouraging over the weekend, with a large number of people filling in the forms and paying the Rs. 100 fee," said JM Khurana, DU's dean of student welfare.
Long queues for submission of forms and for application under the extra-curricular activities and sports categories are usually seen in the second week of the admission season.
"The number of applications are slowly picking up. We expect this number to be the highest in the last week. We are pleased with the response to the online applications," Khurana added.
On Monday, close to 5,000 forms were sold in the 10 DU centres while 7,500 were submitted. Close to 30,000 students have already submitted their application forms.
For the aspirants who were facing problems while filling in the courses and colleges of their choice in the online form, the university has given an alternative. "Those candidates who could not save college-course choices but have made the payment are being given another chance to fill up college-course choices without making any additional payment," Khurana said.
The last date to complete the application process is June 18 and students can submit application fee online using a debit/credit card.
First Published: Jun 11, 2012 23:27 IST