Published: 09th June 2020
DU women students start WhatsApp groups to help applicants clear doubts regarding admission test, hostels
The students have also circulated a survey-cum-registration form for aspirants to get in touch with them. The forms ask for the details of the aspirant and their queries
With the Coronavirus numbers rising at an alarming rate across India, students aspiring to continue their higher education are in a fix. The admission process in various universities has been postponed for an indefinite period. Delhi University was scheduled to start its registration process in the second week of June but the process has been deferred for at least a few days, said officials. But that does not mean the students are relaxed. The preparations are on in full force and to help make their transition to the university system smooth, the women students of Delhi University have started WhatsApp groups where they will answer any and every question related to the admission test, hostels and more.
The students have started WhatsApp groups for each department and circulated numbers of the students who are willing to help aspirants. "This is an initiative by the women of the DU to help the aspiring students with admissions to colleges, finding hostels and gathering information regarding courses," said Amisha Nanda, a student of the university. "We will help the aspirants with materials to prepare for the admission tests as well. As of now, we have around 900 students who have reached out to us — both individually to students of specific departments and in general. We also cross-checked with them whether they got the information we provided was helpful and they said they were satisfied," she added.
The students have also circulated a survey-cum-registration form for aspirants to get in touch with them. The forms ask for the details of the aspirant along with the courses they are interested in and the queries they have. "We have 10 to 15 departments where we have volunteers now and are planning to expand — we weren't to include all the departments," Amisha added.