Delhi University’s counselling sessions, commonly known as ‘Open Days’, began on Thursday, 21st May 2015, for candidates who desire to take admission. This is where the students as well as their parents can request for answers to their questions regarding the admission procedure for academic session 2015-2016.
Every year before the entrance procedure commences for their Undergraduate courses, Delhi University conducts ‘Open Days’, or meetings to provide potential candidates and their guardians, a fair idea about what lies ahead for them. A variety of reasonable questions were discussed about student’s confusion at points from “Best four subject policy” to “CBCS marking scheme” implementation.
Modus operandi of ‘Open Days’:
Applicants and their parents are requested to come for these sessions to get clarifications for their admission-related queries attended by the DU staffs. According to Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare, Delhi University, “The Open Day sessions beginning tomorrow will be held to counsel students and their parents about the choice of courses in different colleges and the eligibility criteria for admission to various undergraduate programmes”.
The sessions will be conducted from 21st May 2015 to 30th May 2015, from 10 A.M. to 01:00 P.M. except for Sundays, in varsity’s Conference Centre situated opposite Botany Department in North Campus.
On the 1st day of the “Open Days” on Thursday 21st May, there was a huge crowd. Aspirants not only from Delhi itself, but across the country, were present at the sessions to inquire about answers to the queries, associated with their admission. Thousands of questions came up in the jam-packed sessions which were answered unwearingly by the DU faculty.
Mr. Arun, a parent from Raipur participated in the session, where he asked, “My daughter was a Chattishgarh Board Student, Her Roll number and candidate id is different. What should she fill in OMR registration sheet?” Prof. Khurana (DSW) replied to it saying, “There are 11 columns in the form, which student is required to fill last 11 digits of his/her roll number.”
Another guardian Colonel Vimal Sethi enquired as to what sort of extracurricular activities (ECA), do the colleges consider for the admissions. Prof. Khurana responded, “Every college considers different activities for admissions. To know better, students must visit the specific college.”
While answering a query on admission through sports quota, he further replied, “Like ECA, forms for admission through sports quota will be available in all colleges. Sports Council will conduct centralized fitness test, after which colleges will conduct their trials and other formalities.”
DU planning to go digital for ‘Open Days’
DU is also thinking upon making recordings of these sessions accessible on online so that the potential candidates, who are not able to visit the campus in person, can now tune in to their website for clearing any reservations regarding the method. According to Mr. Tuteja, DU have also prepared a set of Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) based on the queries from previous years, which will be available on the website soon and students visiting the campus will also be given the same as hand-outs.
DU admissions 2015 registrations to more than 54,000 seats in DU’s Undergraduate courses will commence from 28th May. The online enrollment process will be open from 28th May 2015 to 15th June 2015, whereas offline forms will be acknowledged at the registration hub from 5th June 2015 to 15th June 2015. The first cut-off list will be declared on 25th June 2015.