St Stephen’s College is set to introduce an entrance test as part of its admission process for the upcoming academic session.
While Delhi University every year notifies the admission guidelines for its colleges, minority institutions such as St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College have their separate admission rules.
Stephen’s presently enrols students on the basis of a personal interview and cut-offs announced after Class XII examinations.
“It has been decided that a half-an-hour long written test will also be included in the admission criteria from this year onwards,” a college professor said.
However, no decision has been taken yet on whether the test would be based on aptitude or be subject-related.
“Presently, the best-of-four percentage has 85 per cent weightage while 15 per cent marks are for the personal interview. The weightage for the written test will be included in that 15 per cent,” she said.
The college offers honours courses in Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Chemistry along with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) pass courses.
“The departments will be free to form their own set of questions for the test. The interviewer and the evaluator of the test will be different,” the professor said, adding that the decision in this regard was taken during a meeting called yesterday by Stephen’s Principal Valson Thampu.