Finally, the day arrived when the classes for undergraduate courses began in Delhi University on 21 July 2014. The day started off with the very old traditional welcome, followed with the orientation classes and then briefings of the various courses.
Scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme was widely accepted by all the students and parents. All seemed to be happy with the demolition of the course. About 60,000 students were admitted this year by the university under its under-graduate programme across the 63 colleges affiliated under it.
This year the first day was something different from the other years. The first day went ahead with mixed reviews among the new comers. Some said it was good experience while others were not excited and happy with the way their first day went off. As per few students the day was disappointing and this is what they have expected. The university remained calm throughout the day with no protests and also missed any other occasion that took place every time.
The no ragging campaign this time was successful at the University for the first day, but still a dozen of parents seemed worried and were seen taking a quick look from the gates of the various colleges and universities where their child was admitted. Few parents even waited outside the gates of the colleges the entire day till the classes of their child went off.
On the whole, the day went off peacefully and unlike last year Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh did not made any surprise visit to any of the colleges over the state.