Thursday, June 10, 2010

DU admissions likely to go online next year: VC

New Delhi, Jun 1 (UNI) Providing a major relief to students, Delhi University is likely to go online with its application procedure from next year, DU Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental today said.

Addressing a gathering of students, their wards and mediapersons, Dr Pental said one of the IT majors, Wipro, has been working on a project to enable Student Life Cycle Automation.

''Once the project would be made, all the students' data from his or her admission till final results would be fed in the software,'' he explained.

A student's transcript would be prepared in the end of the session which could be sent to the students at their home without any wastage of time, he added.

The Vice Chancellor was speaking during 'Lok Abhiyan', a face-to-face discussion organised by senior BJP leader and former Union Cabinet Minister of State Vijay Goel.

During the discussion, Mr Goel raised multiple issues, especially related to admission. They included increase in number of seats, initiation of evening classes in more colleges of the university, debate on priority being given to students belonging to Delhi, increased number of hostels and online admission procedure.

Talking about the debate regarding priority to Delhi students, Dr Pental said DU was a central university wherein students from all around the nation were allowed to study.

''It is the university's strength that students from all over are coming to study here. We should support those who come from under developed areas of the country like north eastern states and Chhattisgarh if they aspire to study better to become good citizens,'' he said.

Referring to infrastructural development in the university, the VC said works were in progress to bring about the developmental changes. ''In the next five years, I am sure that the university will have altogether a new face,'' he said.

He added that the decision regarding introduction of semester system has been taken to reduce the wastage time of students. ''It is not meant to harm anybody, rather it will lead to better study options. As far as the teaching time is concerned, it will
remain 180 days like present,'' he said.

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