DU braces for admission rush

DU has decided to implement security restrictions including police patrolling where forms are sold.

Written by Nandini Thilak | New Delhi | Published: June 2, 2012 1:08 am

Bracing for the huge rush of applicants on its campuses when form-selling begins on Monday,the Delhi University has decided to implement special security restrictions including traffic restrictions in the North Campus and special police patrolling where forms are sold,the university proctor said on Friday.

“There will be strict traffic restrictions on Chhatra Marg and no vehicles will be allowed beyond the Patel Chest junction,up to the next junction at Kranti Chowk. We have held several meetings with Delhi Police officials,including DCP North as well Joint CP Traffic. Both plainclothes and uniformed policemen will monitor university streets and colleges. Over a hundred security personnel,including university guards and private security officials,will be deployed in North Campus,” said proctor Dr I Usha Rao.

The Delhi Police will operate a special help desk in North Campus for students from the Northeastern states,she said. “We had held a meeting with students from Northeast. Students are facing problems,so the police will operate a special help desk with representation by officials hailing from the region if necessary,” Rao said.

Rickshaws and private cars will not be allowed beyond Patel Chest junction on Chhatra Marg.

“We request students to use public transport. They should take care not to consult touts offering admissions. All such activity is banned and students must report to security personnel if they notice any such activity,” university security officials said.

Security personnel on bicycles will take rounds of North Campus during the admission season. “There will be eight personnel,four women and four men who will be present on university roads during the day. Colleges,post offices and the South campus will make their own security arrangements. Police will patrol all areas. Another meeting is scheduled tomorrow with police to coordinate all arrangements,” the proctor said.

A medical help desk will be set up,with an ambulance on stand by,at Arts Faculty campus in case of emergencies. A student volunteer team of about 15 students will guide students and coordinate with security officials,the proctor said.

For physically handicapped (PH) students,the University’s Equal Opportunity Cell volunteers will provide all assistance at the University Conference Centre. Admission booklets in Braille format and screen reading software have been put in place in the university network to assist PH students. Even though online applications have been introduced from this year,the facility will not be available for those applying under the SC/ST and PH quota.

Registration for SC/ST will be held in four centres including the Arts Faculty campus. For PH category admissions,all registrations will be held at the Conference Centre in North Campus.

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