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Anxious wait for students

New Delhi, June 25: Hundreds of students crowding Delhi University colleges to find out when admissions would begin were told today to “go home” and “follow the news”.

“I am feeling like a football being kicked around by people at the helm of affairs. From yesterday, I have been running around from one college to another to know exactly what the status of the admission is but authorities say they are as clueless as we students are,” said Saroj Sharma, who has come from Ranchi.

Students, especially those who have come from other cities, are in a spot as colleges tell them to go home and “wait patiently” for an announcement through the media.

“Every single day is crucial for us as admissions in other universities are underway… How can this be allowed to stretch for so many days? Not everybody is going to make it to DU and it is important that colleges declare their cut-off lists at the earliest so that students decide their future course of action,” said Sumeet Malave from Asansol.

Munish Kumar, who had accompanied his son to the university, said they had believed Delhi university was the best in the country but were now regretting not asking “him to apply in some other university as well”.

Nearly 2.7 lakh students have applied for 54,000 seats at the university.

Students’ and teachers’ organisations under the banner of “Save DU campaign” held a meeting today and expressed concern over the delay in admissions.