Guwahati, Jun 5 : The Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) helpdesk, which started functioning this week to entertain queries of aspirants seeking admission in colleges under Delhi University (DU), is receiving an overwhelming response.
Students from across the state are thronging the helpdesk at the district library here to get DU offline forms and to find out the names of colleges where they could do the honours course in their favourite subjects.
"Colleges under DU are attracting a large number of students from the northeast. Our volunteers have arrived here to guide students so that they can get admission under DU without any difficulty," said Satyam Saikia, DUSU northeast in charge.
Parents are also visiting the helpdesk, which will remain open till June 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Rizwan Choudhury, a volunteer, said they are encouraging aspirants to submit online applications, which are less time consuming. Though some students submitted online forms, many preferred offline applications as these are more popular in colleges in the northeast.
"I visited the helpdesk to get an offline admission form because the process of submitting online forms is very slow. The volunteers helped me a lot and I got all relevant information about admission procedures. I am aspiring to get admission in one of the best colleges in Delhi with honours in economics," said Keerthana Borah, who passed the class 12 examination from the Assam Valley School in Sonitpur district this year.
Hiya Sahariah, a student of Delhi Public School, who cleared her class 12 examination this year, wants to get admission in one of the colleges in North Campus in Delhi. "I want to take honours in mathematics. I was very anxious to learn about the admission process under DU and the helpdesk was a great help," she said, adding that she will submit her form online as she is not in a mood to travel to Delhi to submit the offline application.