DU invited more than 350 school going children from Kashmir on 23 January 2018 as a part of Ministry of Human Resource Development MHRD student exchange programme - Maiteryi Yatra. The students who are studying in class 9th to 12th were informed about the various colleges in Delhi Univeristy and the courses offered by these colleges. As a part of the exchange programme candidates were also informed in detail about the admission procedure and how to follow up the same.
The students were an active part of the drive and took a keen interest in the courses offered by the Delhi University and asked a number of questions regarding admission process and other facilities provided by the university. The university is soon going to release the admission guidelines.
Mohammad Ayub, Principal DH Pora Kulgarm, who was accompanying the students from the valley informed the authorities that the students were really excited about their visit to the capital. For many students, it was their first trip to Delhi. Students carefully listened to the presentations shown by the DU officials. They even asked a lot of questions to the officials regarding percentage required, hostel facilities, merit lists, application procedure etc.
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Iriza Hamid, one of the students from Srinagar, informed the DU officials that she loved the infrastructure and environment of the university. She also added that she felt inspired by it and would love to be a part of this prestigious university.
A Q&A session was also conducted by the deputy dean of student’s welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja which was mainly about the university resources and facilities for the Kashmiri students and other disabled minorities.