New Delhi: The number
of applications received by the Delhi University this year has
crossed 1.4 lakh, of which 43,000 came online, an officials said
Monday, on the last day for receiving applications for the 2012-13
In all, we received 1,03,500 offline applications and 43,300 came
online," the dean for student welfare, J.M. Khurana told IANS. The
admission counters closed at 4 p.m. Monday.
The last day rush meant that the counters for receiving forms at
the university's north and south campuses, which had opened half
an hour earlier at 9:30 a.m. and were scheduled to close by 1 p.m.
stayed open till 4 p.m.
"Originally, we had planned to keep them open till 1 p.m. while
the application forms could be submitted at 12 designated post
offices around the city till 4 p.m., so anyone running late would
still be able to submit forms," deputy dean for student welfare,
Gurpreet Singh Tuteja said.
The online submission of forms stopped one hour later at 5 p.m.
However, these alternative methods hold no charm for the
applicants who stood in long queues at the university counters.
Compared to the applicants in the campus, there were hardly any
aspirants at Head Post Office Lodhi road, one of the designated
post offices where forms could be submitted.
Incredibly, some of the applicants didn't even know that Monday
was the last day for submission of application forms. Others
recounted various reasons for turning up at the last moment.
"I was busy with various coaching classes and tests earlier, so I
kept on pushing the submission till now," claimed Roshan, an
admission seeker from south Delhi's Saket area.
Nearly 54,000 seats are up for grabs in around 70 colleges
affiliated to Delhi University. An estimated 125,000 students had
applied for various courses in the university last year.