St Stephen’s must follow Delhi University norms, says

St Stephen’s must follow Delhi University norms, says<br>VC

St Stephen’s College will have to follow varsity guidelines and conduct admissions in the unreserved seats based solely on the scores obtained by aspirants in the common universities entrance test, Delhi University officials said on Friday. The same is being communicated to the college, they added

The deadlock between the university and the college has continued for a
a couple of weeks now, with both the administrations remaining firm on their decision.

While the university has said that admissions to students in the general
the category have to be based on the CUET scores, the college has
maintained that on account of being a minority college, it can follow its
own admission procedure.

The college had even issued a notice stating that for admissions to students across categories, 85% weightage will be given to the CUET scores and 15% weightage to interviews. In the notice issued on April 20, it stated, “An interview will be conducted for all applicants who have been shortlisted by the college from the CUET list as per the college’s admission criteria.Admissions to St. Stephen’s College will be based on 85% weightage given to the CUET marks and 15% weightage given to the
interview (for those shortlisted by the college from the CUET list). ”

DU vicechancellor Yogesh Singh said, “We are conveying our decision to St Stephen’s College that they will have to follow guidelines passed by the academic council. For the unreserved or non-minority seats, the college has to give 100% weightage to the CUET scores. These are the university guidelines and the college will have to accept it. ”

Earlier, following the college’s communication to the VC regarding their stance, the varsity had said that legal options were being explored in the matter.

According to senior varsity officials, apart from the 85:15 ratio, the college is also insistent on a separate counselling procedure, independent of the centralised counselling which the university will be conducting.