There was a time when people with disabilities seeking to get good education used to face hard times. However with increasing awareness and sensitivity towards differently-abled people, things are getting streamlined and new developments are taking place every other day. Now, Delhi University has set up two separate help desks for candidates under the Persons with Disability (PwDs) category. These centres will be functional till June 19, the last date for registration, via the centralized online form. There are two helplines as well where candidates can call for help regarding admissions. The university and its colleges reserve 3% seats for the PwD category aspirants, which is above the actual intake.
- The university has set up the centres at North and South campus, where aspirants can come and get help in filing the forms and also get required information about the admission process.
- According to dean, students’ welfare office, around 100 aspirants have filled the online forms with help from the officials at help desks since June 1.
- There are around 1,620 seats reserved for the PwD category and last year around 700 candidates were enrolled in different colleges and courses of the university.
- This year, around 450 applications have been received so far and the university officials are expecting a bigger number as the number of candidates in this category qualifying the class XII exams from different education boards has also increased.
- Candidates can also email their queries to DU and call up the community radio station of the University for any Clarification.
- For the first time, the aspirants of this category are filing the centralized admission form along with all other categories and colleges will issue separate cutoffs for the PwD category. Previously, the candidates used to fill a separate form and were allotted seats through a centralized process.