New Delhi: The process of admission to 54,000 seats in Delhi University's undergraduate courses will commence today with the varsity putting in place "strong, dedicated" servers to deal with the huge traffic expected online.
The online registration process will continue from May 28 to June 15 while offline forms will be accepted at the registration centres from June 5 to June 15 between 9 am to 3 pm.
"We have taken enough precautions and have arranged for backup servers to deal with unexpectedly huge traffic. If the students find the website to be slow, they should try after sometime," DU Spokesperson and Joint Dean of Students' Welfare Malay Neerav said.
Last year, the university's website had crashed on day one, prompting the aspirants to flock to the offline registration centres. "When 50,000 or one lakh students try to log on at the same time, it tends to get slow. We assure that the servers will not crash and there will be no inconvenience to students," Neerav said.
The Centralised Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) forms will be available on Delhi University's website (www.du.ac.in) and students will have to make the payment using internet banking. The fee for General category students is Rs 100 whereas for SC/ST students the admission form will cost Rs 50.
The varsity has set up nine admission centres as against the 18 which were set up last year.
The centres are - Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, PG DAV College, Rajdhani College, Shyam Singh College, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, and SGTB Khalsa College.
The first cut-off list will be announced on June 25, followed by six more till July 24 and the students will have three days to complete the enrolment process following publication of each list....