New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) The Delhi University on Monday began its first fully online admission process for undergraduate courses in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said.
This year, the admission process is being held completely online and the university has advised students not to visit colleges in person.
Principals of various colleges said the first day of the process was a learning curve for them and there were no technical glitches.
The university had announced its first cut-off list on Saturday with Lady Shri Ram College pegging the cut-offs for three honours courses at 100 per cent.
Shobha Bagai, dean (admissions), said the admission process started at 10 am.
She said there are admission branch officials, grievance redressal officials and nodal officers for each college to assist students in the admission process.
The official said the guidelines to complete the admission process and calculate the best of four marks have been uploaded on the website and there is an online calculator to help students calculate whether their best of four marks meet the cut-off criteria of the respective college.
Simrit Kaur, principal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, said, 'There were no issues and all applications are in process. No technical glitches were experienced. We had a decent number of applications on the first day. Since it was the first day of the online process, we were slow in the initial few hours but we picked up.' She said there were 200 admissions to B.Com (Honours) and 135 to the BA(Honours) Economics.
Manoj Sinha, principal of Aryabhatta College and secretary of Delhi University Principals' Association, said, 'It is a learning curve for all of us. The admission process is still going on. It is a seamless admission. Candidates can apply through the whole day and we will process the applications.' Sinha said many candidates, who applied under the OBC quota, had not uploaded their current OBC certificate on the portal.
He said they asked the candidates to mail the current certificates to the college ID and students were granted admission with a rider that they will have to produce original certificates within 15 days of their admission.
Lady Shri Ram College For Women has pegged 100 per cent score for three courses for general category aspirants -- BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA (Hons) Psychology.
Over 3.54 lakh applicants had applied to the university for gaining admission to nearly 70,000 seats available in DU. PTI SLB TDS TDS