The fourth day of admission registrations at Delhi University saw the payment gateway for online forms open for the first time,prompting 220 students to pay fees online via credit and debit cards in the first few hours after the option was made available around noon on Thursday.
The number of people who have registered online rose to 53,000 on Thursday,J M Khurana,Dean of Students Welfare,said. As many as 4,00 SC/ST students also procured forms for registration for reserved category admissions,he said.
As many as36 students applied in the Persons with Disabilities category.
Offline forms,however,continued to remain the favourite option for canidates with over 12,500 OMR forms being sold on Thursday.
The Universitys North Campus continued to attract large crowds of applicants for the fourth day in a row on Thursday.
For candidates who queued up for registrations,gaining admission to the Delhi University is a make-or-break matter.
Swetlana Kapoor,whose family lives in Gambia,West Africa,said she had come to Delhi just to apply to DU colleges.
I want to do English Honours from a North Campus college. I have dropped a medicine course halfway to apply here because I really want to study in Delhi. If I dont make it,I will have to go back to Gambia where I have been living for the last seven years with my parents, she said. With 87.5 percentage marks,she hopes to get into Hansraj College,Swetlana said.
Meanwhile,the Delhi University Student Unions NSUI members including the DUSU president Ajay Chikkara on Thursday began an indefinite hunger strike on the Arts Faculty premises demanding a rollback of the Rs-100 fee charged by the university from online applicants.
The Universitys online registration policy is imposing unnecessary monetary burden on aspirants to Delhi Universitys under-graduate programmes. We demand a rollback of the online registration fee failing which we will continue the hunger strike, Chikkara said in a memorandum to the university Vice-Chancellor.