University of Delhi’s campus radio will be broadcasting two programmes aimed at students and parents seeking admission into the university, reports the Times of India.
In addition to the twice daily programmes, named DU ki Hulchul and Admission Express, the broadcasters at Delhi University Community Radio (DUCR) will also use social media, such as Facebook Live and YouTube videos, to reach their audience.
DUCR assistant consultant Isaac John said:
“Our volunteers recorded the Open Day so we could play it for those students who couldn’t attend it. More volunteers will join us after their exams get over.”
“Earlier, we had a mobile phone number and WhatsApp to answer the queries of students. We have decided to use Facebook now because our studio was flooded with continuous calls last year,” DUCR volunteer Deepak Kumar, an MA political science student at Kirori Mal College, said.
DU Ki Hulchul will touch on the admission process, cutoffs, Open Days and admission dates, while Admission Express will broadcast recorded Open Day sessions and dean of student welfare’s sessions as well as information on colleges.
The student broadcasters hope their programmes will help students and their parents with any questions they may have, but noted they are lacking a live response system to resolve questions faster.
DUCR can be heard on FM frequency 90.4 MHz and the two programmes will air until May 30.