N EW DELHI: Delhi University’s reported move to make the admission process completely online has triggered resentment in the campus. A group of students, member of Student Federation of India (SFI) protested at the North Campus on Thursday demanding the administration to continue with both offline forms along with the online component.
“Limiting the admission process to online form will restrict access to a significant section of students coming from the resettlement colonies, JJ clusters and working class backgrounds who have limited access to the internet facilities” said a protesting student.
A delegation of the protestors from SFI went and met the Dean of Student’s Welfare; Delhi University J.M. Khurana who according to the student organization assured that the administration will try its best to ensure that the provision of offline forms is kept.
“SFI demands that offline admission forms must be part of the admission policy (along with the online component) when it is announced, else administration must be prepared for militant protest actions from the students” SFI president Prashant Mukhurjee said.
The admission process will start from May. DU admits around 54,000 undergraduate students in various courses across over 60 colleges every year.
According to sources the admission committee headed by the Dean of Students Welfare has had two meetings in the last fortnight. Other likely recommendations include centralized fee collection system and reducing the number of cut-off lists.