Use CUET Scores for admissions to unreserved seats: DU directs St Stephen's College

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Updated on May 10, 2022 09:33 IST

The University of Delhi has also decided not to allow St Stephen's College to have its separate counseling procedure. 

St Stephen's College Admissions 2022

DU Admissions 2022: The Delhi University (DU) has asked St Stephen's College to conduct admissions based on CUET scores for unreserved seats, according to PTI report. Earlier, St Stephen's College said that it will give 85:15 weightage to Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores and interviews for candidates across categories. The college also said that it reserves the right to proceed with admissions as per its own admission policy guaranteed to it as a minority institution. However, the suggestion did not end with mutual agreement. Now, the varsity has asked the college to not do sub-categorisations under the Christian community.

Meanwhile, the university has said interviews should only be conducted for reserved category students. St Stephen's College has received directions from the Vice-chancellor of DU, Yogesh Singh that the college have to follow the Executive Council resolution of conducting admissions to general seats purely based on the CUET scores.

Confirming the development, DU Registrar Vikas Gupta said, "We have written to them that for minority seats 85 percent weightage should be given to CUET scores and 15 percent to interviews. We have also said that there should be no categorisation or sub-categorisation within the Christian community.”

DU denies St Stephen's separate counselling procedure

The University of Delhi will also not allow the college to have its separate counseling procedure, said the officials. Earlier, 50 per cent of seats in St Stephen's College were reserved for Christian candidates. Until last year, out of the reserved seats for Christian students, 50 per cent were reserved for those belonging to the Church of North India while the other half were filled by the candidates belonging to the Diocese of Delhi, Church of North India, which manages the college.

The university had also sought legal opinion on the matter. "We had sought legal opinion to see whether we are on a sound legal footing vis-a-vis our stand. The legal experts have supported our stand," said an official.

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