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Day 2 at DU: Over 22,000 admission forms sold

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OPEN SEASON:Admission seekers filling up forms at Delhi University on Saturday.
OPEN SEASON:Admission seekers filling up forms at Delhi University on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Day Two of the sale and receipt of Delhi University entrance forms saw purchase of forms by 22,413 applicants and receipt of 2,862 forms at the 16 admission and information centres across the city.

The four centres in North Delhi sold and received 7,573 and 1,149 forms respectively while the six South Delhi centres were witness to the sale of 6,781 forms and the receipt of 797.

In East Delhi, which has three centres, 4,719 students purchased forms while 485 completed and submitted the same. The two West Delhi centres sold 2,792 forms and received 332, while the Central Delhi centre saw the sale and receipt of 548 and 99 forms respectively.

Since the South Campus Admission Centre witnessed a great deal of rush, sale of forms began half-an-hour before the actual time. Hundreds of students met the counsellors at the admission centre looking for information and seeking advise about courses and colleges. The rush continued till 3-30 p.m.

Ten rooms of the South Delhi Campus were used for the admission procedure for general category students as well as registration of students from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories.

Two touch screen computers with free internet were also made available to admission seekers.

The South Delhi Campus telephone helpline received over 2,200 telephone calls from students wishing to clarify doubts and seek information. Calls were reportedly received not only from India but also the US, Britain, Austria, Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore.

Counsellors were flooded with a barrage of questions regarding CATE for English Honours, and under-graduate courses in Pharmacy, History, Commerce, Political Science, Mathematics, Economics, Psychology and Computer Science.

The last date for sale and receipt of forms is June 11.

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