Admission to UG courses at St Stephen's to open on June 2

Express news service Posted online: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi : The St Stephen’s College on Friday announced that admission to undergraduate courses at the college will begin on June 2.

Similar to last year, the college has made the entire application process online.

“There will be no paper applications. This is to make the admission process environment-friendly as well as convenient and economical for applicants,” St Stephen’s College principal Valson Thampu said.

Unlike all other colleges under DU, where students are required to fill and submit the common pre-admission OMR form for undergraduate courses, St Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College have a different set of admission rules as they are minority institutions.

While other colleges admit students on the basis of cut-offs, or an entrance test for Bachelor in Management Studies, St Stephen’s conducts interviews after releasing its cut-offs for eight undergraduate courses offered by it.

The first cut-off list of the college is scheduled to come out on June 17 and the first list of candidates to be interviewed will be declared on June 18. The first round of interviews will be held two days later, on June 20.

Similar to the centralised application process of Delhi University, students applying to St Stephen’s can apply to all courses.

While candidates are to pay Rs 50 per course as application fee, those applying under the Persons With Disabilities (PWD) category will not be required to pay any application fee.

The college said it will make separate provisions for students with disability to apply.

“A facilitation desk for applicants with disability will function from June 2 to June 16 (10 am to 1 pm) on all weekdays at the college. Application charges shall not apply to such students. We will provide computers and facilitators to help PWD candidates who visit the college,” K M Mathew, Tutor for Admissions at St Stephen’s, said.

The college has also decided to reserve six seats for students who want to opt for Urdu as their minor discipline.

“A total of six seats, distributed among courses in humanities, are available for applicants who wish to read Urdu as their optional language and Discipline II option,” Thampu said.