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DU Admissions 2017: Helpline launched for African students, admission deadline extended to increase enrollment

A special drive has been announced by DU to enrol African students for the upcoming academic session. The admission process in DU for the undergraduate courses commenced today, from May 22.

Representative image (Image source: icrisat.org)

Representative image (Image source: icrisat.org)

A special drive has been announced by the Delhi University (DU) to enrol African students for the upcoming academic session. So far, the university has received more than 300 applications from African students and the deadline for online registration for foreign candidates has been increased to May 31 from April 20.

Admission begins

The admission process in DU for the undergraduate courses has commenced today from May 22.

A varsity statement said, ”The university is in consultation with some ambassadors of various African countries and received a very enthusiastic response.” The ambassadors showed a positive inclination in instituting scholarships to help African students sail through to the varsity, the statement added.

“We believe this outreach programme is a first-of-its-kind from any university in India. The University of Delhi has diverse demography and we intend to further enrich it,” the statement added.

(Read: DU Admissions 2017: ‘Open Days’ for students and parents to begin from this date) 

Helpline number and e-mail

As per a FirstPost report, the university will also be answering their queries on email. The FSR office will answer queries from African students on [email protected] and [email protected] and will respond to phone calls on 91-11-27666756.

“The varsity is committed to reaching out to international students which will result in strengthening social, cultural and political ties between the two countries,” the varsity’s registrar said in the statement.
[Source”timesofindia”]