A lot of students are facing a dilemma as to whether they should apply to Delhi University or not. Suprity Goswamy started getting jittery as the COVID count kept spiking in Delhi. She was unsure if she will be able to apply to the Delhi University colleges even after she has scored 93% in her class 12 examinations.
Suprity said that after a lot of dilemmas, she made up her mind. She said that if she did not apply to Delhi University, she will regret it for the rest of her life.
Many students of the northeast have finally started gearing up for admission into the University. They have set aside their apprehensions of COVID-19. There has been an extension for the third time in the last date to apply for DU colleges. The extended date is July 31. This extension has provided the northeast students, a much-needed breather.
Suprity said that offline classes are unlikely to begin unless the COVID situation improves. Since her parents have supported her, she has finally decided to seek admission in the colleges of Delhi University.
The most sought-after destination in the north-east is Guwahati for pursuing graduation. After there was a surge in cases in Guwahati, there has been a change in the mindset of the locals about Delhi University.
Many academicians say that a few weeks earlier, a lesser number of students were interested in taking admissions to Delhi University. But of late, the numbers have started increasing.
Ranjan Bikash, Adviser of the AASA (All Assamese Students’ Association) said that now a majority of students feel that the risk factor in going to either Delhi or Guwahati is the same. Hence, these students are waiting for the situation to improve in the country, after which they will make a decision. Like this, the chances of these students joining the DU have brightened.
About 500 students were assisted in securing admissions to DU last year, by Ranjan. This year, they have received queries from about 250 students. He said that the number of students approaching them for taking admissions has reduced by 50%. An increase in numbers was seen since the last week.
Sagarika Mazumder has cleared her 12 board exams with 96% marks. She said that the reason why she wanted to pursue her graduation in the national capital because of the availability of state-of-the-art facilities there. She will have better internship and career opportunities there.
Sagarika thought that Delhi is the ideal destination since she wants to prepare for UPSC. She added that Delhi will provide her with easy access to various test series, study materials, newspapers, and magazines. This way she will have a better chance and exposure to prepare.