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Monday, June 3, 2019

Delhi University online admission process leaves parents, wards confused

Students are confused about what courses they should pursue and what offers them better scope and employment opportunities. (Representational Image: iStock)


With Delhi University (DU) making its entire admission and registration process online, a number of parents and students have been left confused and are complaining that details regarding the courses are missing on the university’s web portal.


Students, who have just passed their 12th Boards, and are keen to get admission in DU, are confused about what courses they should pursue and what offers them better scope and employment opportunities.


Sudhir Mishra, whose daughter Palak is hoping to get admission in DU, has come all the way from Gwalior. He said, “It is good that they have turned the process online but they should have kept an option for on-campus registration as well. Now we have to go to a particular department to get an idea about the courses and their scope. Along with the online admission process, some online counselling sessions should also be available.”


Prajwal, a commerce student, who scored 94 per cent in Class 12, came to the varsity for a better idea of courses. “I am interested in an English honours course but I also find Political Science very interesting as a subject. I am confused between the two and unable to understand which course can give me better job opportunities. I have a problem deciding on which is a more credible course,” he said.


He added, “I have visited the departments of both the courses and the concerned people have guided me about the scope and opportunities that I might get.”


Reema Keer, a parent, said: “Already the admission process has been extremely delayed this time, we faced problems during the online registration process and now we are unable to find the concerned department where we can get details about the courses and their scope. The helpline numbers provided on the website are not answered by anyone.”


The Deputy Dean of Students Welfare, Hena Singh, said help desks will be set up from 3 June, but they will not offer any specific counselling sessions.


“We will be setting up the help desks from June 3 but we won’t provide any counselling sessions to the students regarding career opportunities or course details. For that, we have our concerned departments and students are welcome to put up their queries to us,” said Singh.


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