Online payment gateway opens, 200 students deposit fee immediately
Delhi University aspirants and officials were relieved on Thursday as the online payment gateway, which enables payment through debit and credit cards, started functioning.Updated: Jun 08, 2012, 01:42 IST
Delhi University aspirants and officials were relieved on Thursday as the online payment gateway, which enables payment through debit and credit cards, started functioning.
This happened three days after the university's online application system was launched to give out-station candidates a convenient mode of application.
The non-functional payment gateway had forced the university to ask for demand drafts with online applications.The payment gateway was expected to start functioning by Friday, but started a day earlier.
"We have been working on it for the past three days. Candidates will now be able to make payments through credit/debit cards of all banks," said JM Khurana, dean, Students' Welfare.
A total of 20,500 forms were sold on Thursday, taking the total number to 89,000.
More than 200 students used the payment gateway, and 8,000 candidates registered online on Thursday.
The university officials said that they now expected the sale of over-the-counter forms to go down.
"I was planning to go and buy the form tomorrow. But now that the gateway has started functioning, I won't have to go there personally," said Jaspal Singh, an aspirant's father.
The sentiments were echoed by outstation candidates.
"I had to go especially go to Delhi to get a form when my elder daughter had applied to DU. This year, I simply registered online and paid the money on Thursday evening. The whole process is very simple and saved me a lot of time and money," said Praneet Pandey, a resident of Kanpur.