Long headline: Delhi University Admissions: SOL online registrations commence

The much awaited admission procedure has finally begun in the Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (SOL) today. The students can apply online for five undergraduate courses that include B.Com (H), B.com, B.A. (P), BA English (H), and BA Pol. Science (H).

This development has come in after what seemed like an indefinite delay which invoked protests and demonstrations by large number of students, much like the last year. Meanwhile, the candidates could apply for BA (Prog.) through the offline mode of admissions. The offline procedure for the course is expected to begin from July 9.

On one side where the online procedure has gained immense popularity among regular students since it saves them the trouble of standing in long queues, Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) has condemned the ‘compulsory’ online admission process for the UG courses since the move will affect students coming from a poor background.

The offline admission process will require the applicants to visit bank centres and apply rather than within the Delhi University premises.

The fee for online admission process is Rs 100 lesser than of the offline mode.  The students can apply till August 17, without any late fee charges.

A meeting was conducted on June 2 to discuss the possibility of conducting the SOL admissions through the online process. The proposal faced deference from a few members, but eventually got accepted. The delay in that agreement led to a delay in the printing of the prospectus for students, as well.