DU Admissions 2020: The University of Delhi released its admission forms for undergraduate and postgraduate students on 20 June 2020. The University had previously announced the deadline to be 5 pm, 4 July 2020. Ever since the release of the admission forms, students have been experiencing and reporting several issues regarding the filing and submission of the forms.
On 4 July 2020, the University of Delhi announced the extension in the deadline for the forms through a press release. The last date of registration for Undergraduate Programs, Postgraduate Programs, Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Law and M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes has now been extended till 18 July 2020, 5 p.m. This extension will benefit large numbers of candidates who wished to enter the University of Delhi but who were not able to register themselves on the Admission Portal due to certain complications.
These complications and issues included the failure of the site to handle heavy traffic as complained by students, because of which the website was loading very slowly. In some cases, students also reported that the university server was crashing every time they attempted to fill the form. Many students complained that because several results still haven’t been announced, they were facing issues with the submission of the form.
The Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) Secretary, Ashish Lamba, wrote a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Univeristy of Delhi, highlighting the aforementioned issues:
Further, several PwD students were facing issues with the creation of certificates, which posed as a hindrance to them filling the admission form. The main concern posed by the students was the question of obtaining disability certificates, as OPDs in most government hospitals are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some students questioned if the DU would accept certificates issued by private hospitals, but the varsity has not approved such certificates.
Another issue faced by students, particularly in Jammu & Kashmir, was regarding the Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), whose forms had not been released yet. Students were worried about how they were supposed to apply for admission when the forms for the scholarship hadn’t been released yet.
Amidst other issues, the pandemic also played an integral role in the diminishing number of applicants. In an attempt to increase those numbers, the date was extended to give applicants another opportunity to fill the form.
Students can now go and fill their admission forms on the Official Website of the University of Delhi.