DU admission process leaves students confused

Written by Himanshi Munjal

College admission season has started and the recently graduated high-school students are very eager to know about the admission process of their favourite universities, so that they can take admission in the college of their choice without any hindrance, and pursue their higher studies.

As it turns out, what many consider to be a smooth procedure isn’t so smooth at all. Students are finding it tough to distinguish between fake and genuine university websites. Lack of online information or help centers is simply adding to their woes. “The links for registration in a college can’t be accessed easily. Also, there’s a lot of confusion as we find it difficult to distinguish between fake and genuine websites,” said Delhi University (DU) aspirant Kshitij Shokeen, adding, “Admission portals created last year are still online. They should be removed and only the latest information should be made available to students.” Kshitij has just completed his schooling from Ajanta Public School, Gurugram, and wants to become a journalist.

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The unrealistic fee charged by some institutions and education consultants is another challenge for students. According to Yogesh Kumar, a Science stream student, “Apart from expensive tuition fees, an outstation student also has to bear the cost of hostel and mess, which is very expensive.” He also mentioned an incident where some agent contacted him and sought donation for helping him secure an admission in the college of his choice.

Shubhangi, a student of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, DU, agrees with Yogesh. “It’s very difficult for an outstation student to travel from a faraway place and take admission during the fixed 3-day time after the cut-off list is released. If this opportunity is missed, then nothing can be done.”

Admission portals created last year are still online. They should be removed and only the latest information should be made available to students

Students are also confused about how to calculate the best of four marks. “There is also lack of proper information available to know about best four calculation, how to change college or cancel admission,” explains Shubhangi.

Although DU has over time simplified the admission process, but much more still remains to be done so that students can conveniently register themselves at one place without having to go from place to place to find solutions to their queries.

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