DU portal crashes on day 1 of admissions, chaos in colleges

The university authorities said they are aware of the issue and are looking into the problem.

Published: 30th June 2016 07:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2016 07:56 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: It was not just the cut-offs which kept Delhi University aspirants worried but also the varsity's website which crashed on day one of the admissions playing a spoilsport in DU's maiden effort at making the entire admission process online.

The university authorities said they are aware of the issue and are looking into the problem.

The university had announced its first cut-off late last night and the applicants had to first study the list, then select course and college on the admission portal for an admission slip and lastly approach the respective colleges with the slip and other required documents.

However, the website crashed early morning itself rendering aspirants helpless who rushed to colleges to seek alternative options but the efforts went in vain.

"The website isn't working and I went to college thinking they will allow me to take admission since I am eligible as per the cut-off but I was told that the slip is mandatory," said Nasreen Ghai, a B.Com aspirant at SRCC college.

Tanuka Dua, who accompanied her daughter to LSR college said, "It is a tedious process to generate an admission slip online, I had managed to do so but couldn't take a print out as the portal then crashed but I took a screen shot. The college authorities did not accept it".

This is for the first time that the university has introduced full-fledged online admission procedure for UG admissions unlike previous years when it used to be both online and offline.

When contacted, Kirti Ranjan, Officer on Special Duty, Admissions, said, "The technical team has been monitoring the server and few glitches were reported. We are looking into it".


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