Accommodation Woes at Delhi University

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Delhi University’s admissions began from 28th May 2015. Every year these admissions with their mind boggling cut off lists determine lives of scores of students. There are over 54,000 seats in DU and people from all over the country come to Delhi to get admitted in the most prestigious and the only central university the nation has!

These dates are full of anxiety and excitement amongst parents and students alike. While which college you end up going to and which course you end up pursuing now solely depends on the kind of marks you have secured in your boards (unless you are talented and ECA admissions help you sail through – more about that later), where you live for the next three years, or well at least the next one year is in your hands-still.

The PG and flat renting business around the university – both North Campus and South Campus – is thriving. Why shouldn’t it? The classroom demographics for almost every course in every college, as you will see once you start, is dominated by outstation students. The number of college and university hostels fall very short of the accommodation that these student people required.

So, it is only inevitable that people flock to these PGs and flats. Rent Mafias are pretty common here. The exorbitant rent is unaffordable to many. The living conditions are pitiable for others. However, if you look real carefully, you will find something that suits your budget and gives you the facilities that you require.

But when outstation people come for admissions, after the tiring haul of choosing a course, college, submitting documents, getting them verified, depositing fees, opening new bank accounts – and all in the not so friendly Delhi heat, mind you – it’s only very rare to have the energy to find a good PG on your own.

The easiest way, it seems, is to go via a broker. But the brokers are involved in the crazy Rent Mafia system that has developed here, and hence you’ll end up paying much more if not as much to the broker as you pay for a semester’s fees at DU!

That needn’t be the case of course. There is an alternative available.

Zocalo.in with its easy user friendly interface helps you find broker-free, authentic and verified PGs all over Delhi! Not just that, they have reviews of every PG listed on their website – the reviews are written by people who have lived in these PGs, so you will know the truth like it is and not just how the owner wants you to know it! This is a gem when it comes to finding the right accommodation. You don’t have to pay a thing to Zocalo.in and also you don’t need to bear the Delhi heat. Download them on your Android Phone (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.queppelin.zocalo) and find a PG on the go!

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