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Community radio, volunteers helping admission aspirants at DU

01-Jun-2017

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Delhi University admissions that began May 22 have nudged volunteers into action in helping aspirants with the nitty-gritties of the admission process.

Despite the universitys 10-day Open Days drawing large crowds to the DU North Campus, there has been a section of parents and students who are depending on other initiatives taken up by present students of the varsity.

Delhi University Community Radio (DUCR) available on frequency 90.4 MHz in 13 km radius, for instance, has been taking queries from callers during their shows DU Ki HulChul and Admission Express, which was also broadcast on Facebook Live.

"This is the first time we have taken our shows to Facebook to cater to those online audience," said Anil Kumar, pursuing MA life-long learning and extension, one of the correspondents handling the programme.

Deepak Kumar of MA Political Science from Kirori Mal College is the second correspondent to handle the programmes.

While DU Ki HulChul guides students with admission dates, cut-offs and filling online forms between 10.30 and 11 AM, Admission Express helps them with information on DU affiliated colleges between 2 and 2.30 pm.

The DUCR also takes queries on its e-mail - ducrofficial@gmail.com.

DUSU, which is protesting against online entrance to PG courses, has assured to set up help desks, distribute bulletins apart from making presence on social media sites to help the students.

"We are busy with the strike, however once the board results are announced, a section of DUSU and ABVP members will set up helpdesk, distribute information bulletin and hold live on Facebook to educate the students," said a DUSU member.

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News Source Indiatoday.in