Students can now fill Delhi University (DU) admission forms or check college cut-offs with the tap of a finger.
To simplify make more student-friendly, the university on Wednesday released an android-based mobile application for to provide assistance to those seeking admission to DU’s undergraduate programme, scheduled to begin on June 2.
The app — DU UG Admission 2014-15 — will not only allow students to fill admission forms, but also enable them to check individual college cut-offs, besides providing a one-stop window to get all admission-related queries answered. It has been developed by a university professor with the assistance of a several DU students.
“The idea was to make the admission procedure as student-friendly as possible. They will be able to view a variety of information through the app — from college locations to checking cut-offs,” Malay Neerav, joint dean, Student Welfare (DSW), and media co-ordinator told Newsline.
For now, the app is available only for android users. However, DU officials are contemplating linking it to Facebook and Twitter. It is linked to the university website, as well as those of 64 colleges under DU.
“Information about admission procedures, schedule, college directory, course details, selection procedure will be easily available on this app,” Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, DU deputy dean, DSW, and developer of the app, said.
One of the biggest advantages of the app is that it can work without internet and also has a section for the students to take notes, besides a window to reach out to college administration through email and SMS (SMSes will be chargeable).
However, internet connectivity will be necessary to access the websites. It has also been linked to Google maps, which will allow it to locate colleges.
Tuteja said, “I already knew computer languages, but wanted to learn programming. So, I did a small course. Then it occurred to me, why not use the skill to develop an app.”
Although it took three months to work on the template, putting together the whole thing hardly took a week, he said.
The DU app
Called DU UG Admission 2014-15
Linked to DU website and those of 64 DU colleges
Linked to Google maps to help find location of colleges
Students can take notes, email college admin
Information about admission procedures, schedule, college directory, course details, selection procedure available on app
Certain sections of the app can be used without internet