Delhi University's brand new website will be officially launched on Tuesday. It has a blue background and is easy to navigate with bold icons and sub-links.

The purpose of the new website is to enable quick and effective sharing of information. It has been designed to make “university processes transparent and aims to provide up-to-date information relating to colleges, libraries and administration.”

Students can get information on courses, research programmes and steps taken to improve teaching and research standards. Achievements of faculty members and their research interests can be viewed while national and foreign research journals and databases can also be electronically accessed by DU students. News related to upcoming workshops, events, conferences and lectures in the university will also be displayed.

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science Punam Bedi said: “The website is student-friendly. Users can be given their passwords and usernames for the portion of the website which is relevant to them. The new website, which will replace the older one, will have the same address as the older website. Colleges, faculties and departments are still sending in their details. As we receive the information, the same will uploaded on the website.”

The new website took roughly a year to develop at the cost of roughly Rs.14.5-15 lakh. Velocis Systems constructed the website.

A unique feature is the personal home pages of faculty members. There are also five types of search options. While the old website had details for each college regarding the courses on offer, faculty members and Principal's contact details; the new website has more details on each college- there is a brief introductory note for each college followed by details of the college governing body, faculty members, courses offered, contact details of the Public Information Officer and administrative staff.

In the Admissions section, students can see the admission results, important dates, brochures, forms, cut-off lists and information for foreign students. There is also a section on queries related to admissions.

A special section dedicated to “Research” elaborates on research initiatives, ordinances related to research, teaching assistantships, externally funded projects and research and development grants to faculty.

Details about hostels can be obtained in the Students' Welfare section. This section lists the names of hostels on the North Campus and South Campus.

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