Students Union set up help desks to assist north-east students in DU

Students Union set up help desks to assist north-east students in DU

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-18 15:06 New Delhi: With an endeavor to help the students from north-east choose the best colleges in Delhi University, different student associations and unions have come forward with a kind gesture to help the youngsters by setting up admission help desk. There are many students from the north-east who aspire to pursue their higher studies from one of the best colleges in Delhi University and the student unions and associations are doing all they can to help them accomplish their dreams. "We are reaching out to the people and giving them the right information about the facts and the reality and telling them that there are a number of colleges within the university which are good for various disciplines," said Parash Moni, a member of the All Assamese Student Association (ASA). "The people have a lot of confusion with regard to which course to study and which not. We are assisting them by giving them proper information and the response is overwhelming," he added. Moni further said several students are given the right assistance on how to fill up the form, as the Delhi University, unlike previous years, has gone completely online for undergraduate admissions for the academic session 2016-2017. Assamese student Sarangapani Buragohain, who has come to Delhi to pursue his post-graduation in geography after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree from a college in Dibrugarh, is applying at various colleges in the Delhi University with the assistance of the Assam Students' Union, which has set up a special assistance desk in north campus for several aspirants like him. "There are many things that we are not aware of such as different categories as per percentage secured. Through the television, I came to know that north-east students' organizations in New Delhi has recently come up with an initiative to set up an admission help desk to provide assistance to the students like us and accordingly I contacted them. They helped me a lot in this regard," Sarangapani told ANI. Similarly, the Naga Students' Union, Delhi, has also set up a helpdesk for a week at the Nagaland House here for hassle-free online registration. Naga Students Union Delhi president Phungshok khonreiwoshi said they organize this programme every year so that the students do not face any problems in filling up the online forms. "Hundreds of students come to Delhi for admission every year and they face a lot of problems in filling up the online forms. So, we the Naga Students' Delhi, as a body that looks after the affairs of community here in Delhi, organize this every year as an annual programme," he added. The students aspiring to get admissions in various colleges of Delhi University this year hailed this initiative. "With the help of NSUD, I could fill up the form so easily and I am thankful to them. I have applied for economics honors and hopefully I am looking forward to get through a top college may be like Saint Stephens and SRCC," said Vincent, a student from Manipur. The student unions are also providing free laptop, free Wifi service, free scanner and a printer to admission seekers for smooth conduct of the admission procedure. There are more than 70 colleges under the prestigious Delhi University. (ANI)