DU Admissions'17: Inaccessible website, clashes and more


31 May 2017

Eight days on, not one DU form completed online

Eight days after online applications for Delhi University opened, not one single form has been completed.

Three of nine tabs in the portal are still not activated.

DU officials said they were intentionally kept dysfunctional as the CBSE moderation policy was subjudice. However, by now, results of all major boards have been declared.

As a result, heavy crowds are being seen at colleges.


Online admissions- Inactive tabs, inadequate information

Online admissions- Inactive tabs, inadequate information

The online application portal wasn't functioning properly: tabs were inactive and important information was missing. Many sections in 'payments' were also inaccessible.

All students could do was create an account.

Some officials said 'academic details' was inactive as the Delhi HC was hearing on moderation by CBSE (it pronounced its judgement on May 23); however, others questioned how there was any relation.


ABVP-AISA clash on campus

Meanwhile, on the first day of admissions ABVP members, who were protesting online-entrance tests for PG courses, clashed with some All India Students Association members.

Though AISA blamed ABVP for the violence, DUSU President said the AISA guys were "teasing a girl".

Parents were left anxious: "Even if she gets into the varsity, I won't allow my daughter to join student-politics," said a parent.

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2,500 seats to be reserved for acid attack survivors, PwD

2,500 seats to be reserved for acid attack survivors, PwD

This session, DU will reserve over 2,500 seats in its undergraduate courses for acid attack survivors and thalassemia and dwarfism patients.

Expanding on the revised Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, DU has listed physical disability, intellectual disability, mental illness, disability due to neurological conditions, and even blood disorders as categories.

Till 2016, 3% of its seats were reserved for the disabled.

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