"Delhi University's St. Stephen's College has decided to adopt CUET but they will not conduct the UG admissions solely based on that."
Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College has decided to adopt CUET, but they will not conduct the UG admissions solely based on that. In addition, an interview round for UG admissions will also be conducted. According to St Stephen’s College, as a minority institution, it reserves the right to proceed with admissions as per its admission policy. The entire system of admissions based on CUET, similar to DU admissions, is new for St. Stephen’s. This is because the college always followed its own rules for admissions. Usually, the college had its cut-off list, which differed from the rest of DU’s cut-off lists.
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Ever since CUET was introduced, St. Stephen’s has written to DU and its authorities seeking approval for continuing the interview mandate. The Delhi University’s Vice-Chancellor, Yogesh Singh, stated that the issue of St. Stephen’s admissions would be resolved amicably and with dialogue. With the rounds of meetings being inconclusive, St. Stephen’s will now submit its final response to DU. After the response, Delhi University’s concerned authorities are expected to take a call on St. Stephen’s UG admissions process for this academic year.
Previously, St Stephen’s college has said that admissions to the minority institution will be based on 85% of the CUET scores and 15% of the interview marks for all categories, as opposed to what they have been directed for by the varsity. This interview mandate has been causing some debate since no other institute has this rule. In an admission notice posted on its website, the college mentioned that it reserves the right to proceed with admissions as per its admission policy guaranteed to it as a minority institution.