With Delhi summer being all decked up to scorch us, there is another worry dangling right above the heads of many young souls- ADMISSIONS! Well the CBSE Class 12th results are finally out and many are sincerely hoping to make it to one of colleges in the most prestigious Universities of our country-Delhi University. Before the race kicks in, here are a few quick pointers to keep in mind while you chalk out your plans for making it in those significant, yet dreaded lists!
Start with the most important task of all: marking your calendar. Visit the official website of Delhi University to see all the important dates, more popularly categorised under the name of “Open days”. The University offers open sessions and discussions convened by some of the Faculty and Professors, as a facilitative measure to help and guide the students with their queries. The sessions will undoubtedly let you have a better and lucid understanding of the admission process, choice in courses, cut-off, et al. Instead of burning all your money on those flashy statement clothes, buy yourself a decent calendar!
Follow the lead by doing a proper research on the colleges that you wish to see yourself in. Visit the websites, do a background check, read about the courses they are known for and to top it- visit that awkward distant relative/ friend, who is your senior and who you ignored all these years to know better about the college. It is quite important to have a word with somebody who is studying/ has studied in Delhi University to know about the choice of courses, college faculty, campus placements and much more! Trust me this is something besides ragging that the seniors are good at!
Read extensively about the course you are interested in- your field of interests and the future prospects that could follow. The clearer you are about your personal agenda, the better. Don’t forget to constantly check the important news and input regarding the admission process and changes, if any. Bookmark the DU website NOW! The next advice is to not only go by the glamour or brand name associated with a college. Be doubly sure about the college and the course you wish to sit for. Besides the first plan of action, be ready with an alternative plan, in case you lose out on some marks, here and there. Look up all the not so popular and hyped colleges that still fall under DU and offer courses of your choice. These shall be looked into in case you don’t land your dream college (God Forbid!)
Aye soldiers, after you are done with your homework, compile in advance, all the documents necessary for your admission: mark sheets, passport- sized photographs (no matter how unpleasant you look in those!), character certificate, admissions forms, provisional certificate, migration certificate, hostel forms (in case you are interested), certificates for proof of PWD, reservation, handicaps, medical certificate and last but definitely the most important: carry at least ten copies of these alongside the originals. Do not, I say Do not forget to show up on the respective dates on time. Well no, not just that, well before time. There is nothing more gruesome than standing at the far end of that queue and looking like a sweat bag while you finally get there!
To conclude, the last year saw the highest number of applications for admissions in DU (7.5 Lakh, to be precise) and DU is expecting only more this time, so switch on to your ninja mode and better buckle up for the war! Keep optimism and energy as two of your most precious constants! Wishing you all truckloads of luck and love!