Over 40,000 Delhi University forms sold on Day One

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi University (DU) sold over 40,000 forms for admissions to its colleges on the very first day of sale of application forms Friday, officials said.

The sale of forms will be on till June 11.

‘A total of 40,559 common application forms were sold today (Friday) in 16 centres in the university. Of these, 1,416 forms were filled and submitted by the aspiring students,’ said S.K. Vij, dean of the Student’s Welfare Department.

DU has increased the number of seats by 5,000 for undergraduate courses this year. This pushes up the total number of seats on offer in the university to 54,000.

Dinesh Varshney, deputy dean of the Students’ Welfare Department in the south campus of the varsity, said more than 1,200 students approached his office to get their admission-related queries answered.

‘We also received more than 2,500 calls by students and parents about the admission process. These calls were not just from Delhi, but also other parts of India as well as from places abroad like Sharjah, Dubai, London, Singapore and Dhaka,’ he said.

Keeping in view the heat wave, DU issued a formal statement Wednesday, advising students to postpone their visit to the campus for the forms if the weather was not pleasant.

The first cut-off list for various courses in affiliated colleges will be out June 22. The academic session will begin in July.