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19,000 Applications received on day one of online DU admissions

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Applications after the first-cutoff

The University of Delhi received 19,000 applications for admission to undergraduate courses on the first day of the online admission process i.e. on Monday. Principals of various colleges admitted that the first day of this online admission process was a learning curve for them. Additionally, they reported no technical glitches. The varsity released its first cut off list on Saturday. All the colleges increased the cutoffs significantly this year. However, Lady Shri Ram College created a buzz for demanding 100 per cent for three Honours courses.

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The officials initially faced difficulties in verifying documents. But gradually they picked up the pace. A good number of 19,086 aspirants applied for the 70,000 seats offered for undergraduate courses. The university officials reported that 1,628 applications were approved. While 920 students have also made the payment.

Online admission procedure

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the admission process online.  Along with this, the university has advised applicants to not visit colleges. The process started at 10 am as per Shobha Bagai, dean(admissions). She added that there were grievance redressal officials, admission branch officials, and nodal officers for each college to aid students. The website provides the guidelines to complete the admission process and to calculate the best-of-four. As per the officials, there was an online calculator to assist students in calculating their best-of-four. Hence, this would ensure that students meet the cut-off for the respective college.

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Applications to various colleges

Simrit Kaur, the principal of the Shri Ram College of Commerce said that they received a decent number of applications on the first day. This includes the 200 admissions to B.Com (Honours) and 135 to Economics (Honours).

19,000 Applications on day one of online admission
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Whereas Manoj Sinha, principal of Aryabhatta College and secretary of Delhi University Principals’ Association reported that many students did not upload their OBC certificate. He added that the candidates were asked to mail their current certificates to the college ID. However, students were admitted with the condition that they would have to produce original certificates within 15 days of their admission.

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The first day was hectic as per Suman Sharma, the principal of LSR College. The college received a large number of applications for different courses. She added that the central committee which consists of both teaching and non-teaching staff were available. To be physically present was not compulsory for teachers. They were provided with a choice.

Hindu College principal Anju Srivastava told that sciences and humanities courses did well. The college had to double the number of Central Committee members.

“There are few cases of COVID-19 among the immediate family members of some of our staffers, so they cannot come to college. We also do not want to crowd the college with people. Teachers can manage from home,” Ms Srivastava added.

Moreover, the university has received 3.54 lakh applications for nearly 70,000 seats.

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