Delhi University Community radio (DUCR) available on frequency 90.4 MHz in 13 km radius, is taking queries from callers during their shows ‘DU Ki Hul Chul‘ and ‘Admission Express‘, which was also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Delhi University admissions that began May 22 may have been marred with technical glitches, delays and ensuing confusion, but the role of volunteers and communities is undeniable at this point. The Open Days sessions are witnessing volunteers coming forward to help aspirants understand the admissions process, while DU officials address their queries till May 31. Online Portals like DU Admissions Portal are also bringing together seniors and aspirants to assist in the admissions process.
Add to the list of helping hands, Delhi University Community radio (DUCR) that is not only actively taking doubts, but also went Facebook Live this time.
“This is the first time we have taken our shows to Facebook to cater to those online audience,” said Anil Kumar,pursuing MA life-long learning and extension, one of the correspondents handling the programme told News Nation.
Deepak Kumar of MA Political Science from Kirori Mal College is the second correspondent to handle the programmes. While ‘DU Ki Hul Chul’ guides students with admission dates, cut-offs and filling online forms between 10.30 and 11AM, ‘Admission Express’ helps them with information on DU affiliated colleges between 2 and 2.30 pm.
The DUCR also takes queries on its e-mail -firstname.lastname@example.org. They are planning to further the aid by setting up a helpdesk, distributing information bulletin and holding live on Facebook to educate the students.
Teachers who are already answering queries on phone calls, are now equipping themselves to answer a variety of queries that students throw during admission process once the cut-offs are announced.
“Soon after the admissions dates were announced we started getting a lot of phone calls from friends and through references. We also help the students during the admission process,” said Abha Dev Habib, Assistant Professor at Miranda House and a former DU EC member. On the fourth day since the online registration process for undergraduate courses began, a total of 75,298 students have been registered for 54,000 seats in several DU affiliated colleges.
This comes as a welcome step, after DU’s admission helpline number ‘011- 27006900’ which is dedicated for answering the admission related inquiries and is operated by University Information Centre (UIC), was reported understaffed by New Indian Express. The Helpline went unanswered and this created worry among students. DU’s helpline.
Adapted and Sourced from News Nation