Over 30,000 register on DU’s online UG page on first day

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday launched the webpage for online registrations for admission to its undergraduate (UG) programmes for the academic year 2016-17 and saw over 30,000 register on the first day.

“We have received an overwhelming response from students on the first day of registration for the UG admissions registration. The portal was launched at 12 p.m today and by 6.30 p.m., more than 30,000 students had already registered on the site. This is a very positive sign,” Dean of Students Welfare J.M Khurana told IANS.

The varsity also conducted its first ‘Open Session’ at the Conference Centre in North Campus on the same day for the counselling of students seeking admission in the UG programmes.

According to officials, around 1,000 people attended the session with various queries regarding the new admission process, courses and teaching patterns.

“We are not counselling students on what courses will be best suited for them. We are providing information to them on the new admission policies, guiding them on how to register online for the registration,” Khurana said.

Last year, the varsity had introduced online registration process along with offline forms for the UG admissions. As many as 2,40,000 candidates had registered online for various undergraduate courses in 2015.

Due to the fully-online registration process this year, colleges in the North Campus remained deserted. However, certain students and parents remain unclear about the discontinuation of offline forms.

“I’m are still unsure if there is any offline forms available. There isn’t much clarity as of now on the admission process since it is difficult to seek all the information online,” an aspirant, who did not want to be identified, told IANS.



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