Delhi University has decided to request all colleges to allow applicants for undergraduate courses this year to use the institute’s computer and internet facilities. Also, it has decided to do away with offline applications from this year’s session beginning May 24.
Till last year, the University had allowed students to apply both online and offline. A 24-member admission committee, consisting of academic, executive council members and principals have taken this decision, since over the years, the number of online applications has increased. Last year, the total number of applications received was over 3.2 lakh. Of these, over 2.32 lakh (over 70%) were online. However, Nachiketa Singh, a member of the admission committee has said that the move to allow students to use college facilities would be voluntary and it would be up to the colleges to allow students to use their facilities for the admission process or not.
This year, students would be applying for around 54,000 undergraduate seats available in 70 DU colleges.