Outstation students are leaving no stone unturned in order to acquire higher education in Delhi and many of them can be seen swarming the Jamia Millia Islamia University campus these days to give various entrance exams here.

Many students who come here from adjoining States like Uttar Pradesh believe the Delhi tag makes a difference.

“I always wanted to study in Delhi. So, I applied for B.Sc at Delhi University. Today [on Saturday] I gave the B.Sc entrance exam at Jamia. I hope I get through,” said Deepika Verma. The Bulandshahr resident echoed the aspirations of thousands of other applicants who want to study in the city.

Record number

The university saw a record number of applicants for its various programmes, with more than 34,345 applying for the 350 B.Tech seats.

“Jamia is one of the top universities in the country. Plus, we have a good placement record. We’ve received above one lakh applications in all, many of them from outstation students,” said University PRO Simi Malhotra.

However, she added: “The application process is not online for courses as of now, except for B.Tech, which is the most sought after course here.”

The past week saw many students coming to give various entrance exams.

“My exam was alright. But I have applied for other courses here as well. I’ll give their entrance exams and might apply to Delhi University before heading back home,” said U.P. resident and B.Sc aspirant Kajal Kumar.

The undergraduate admission tests at Jamia began on June 12 and ended on Saturday. The results for the same will be declared from June 24 onwards.