In a first, Delhi University is setting up a dedicated help desk for candidates from the northeast, this academic session. Till now, students were aided by volunteers from different student organizations from the northeast but there was no nodal authority
Last year the university had appointed a deputy dean of students’ welfare to help those from the seven north eastern states. Taking it further this year, the dean’s office will have student counsellors too.
Deputy dean of students’ welfare, N Santacruz, who is from Manipur and teaches physics in Hindu College, has been entrusted with the task of counseling and assisting students. “This year we will have northeast students as counsellors so that we can understand the candidates’ problems better. We have already trained a counsellor for the main help desk to attend to queries,’’ said Santacruz.
Volunteers from NE states will also be out in the field during the admission process.
The dean’s office will inform the resident commissioners of the NE states on admission-related information and DU measures. They can pass on the relevant information to their education secretaries.
Santacruz said he is trying to get 40-odd teachers across DU colleges hailing from the northeast to come forward and guide the students.