Delhi University: Over 19,000 students apply on first day

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According to officials, the Delhi University received over 19,000 applications on the first day of its first completely-online admission process.

Principals of various colleges said the first day of the process was a learning curve for them and there were no technical glitches. The university had announced its first cut-off list on Saturday, with the Lady Shri Ram College pegging the cut-offs for three honours courses at 100 per cent.

Officials said they faced difficulties in verifying documents and it took time for them to get into the groove. As many as 19,086 aspirants applied for the 70,000 seats on offer for undergraduate courses. Out of these, 1,628 applications were approved, while 920 students have made the payment, according to university officials. The admission process is being held completely online this year amid the coronavirus pandemic and the university has advised students not to visit colleges in person.

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Shobha Bagai, dean (admissions), said the admission process started at 10 am. She said there were admission branch officials, grievance redressal officials and nodal officers for each college to assist students in the admission process. The official said the guidelines to complete the admission process and calculate the best-of-four marks had been uploaded on the website and there was an online calculator to help students calculate whether their best-of-four marks meet the cut-off criteria of the respective college.

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