Delhi University welcomes SC order on Stephen’s plea, says ‘no more delay in UG admissions’

Delhi University on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s order refusing to stay the Delhi High Court that asked the St. Stephen’s College to follow the college’s admission policy and assured that aspirants will have “no problem” as undergraduate admissions will be conducted as per the schedule.

DU Registrar Vikas Gupta confirmed that the university will announce the first list of seats for admission to undergraduate courses at 5 pm on Wednesday.

The university has postponed the release of the list by a day as the SC was to hear St. Stephen’s petition against the High Court order on Wednesday.

“The court has decided in the right spirit. As a matter of respect to the court we delayed the list. We are there for the students. They will not face any problem during admission. Students need not worry. The admission will be conducted as scheduled and the session will begin on November 2,” Gupta told PTI over phone.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Delhi High Court’s order asking the St. Stephen’s College which follows the admission policy prescribed by Delhi University.

The high court had directed the university to follow the university’s admission policy, under which 100 percent weightage should be given to the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) score. -2022 while granting admission to non-minority students in undergraduate courses.

St Stephen’s College, however, wants to give 85% weightage to CUET and 15% to interviews to admit students across categories.

On September 12, the Delhi High Court had asked the Christian minority institution to follow the admission policy formulated by Delhi University under which 100% weightage should be given to the score of common university entrance test (CUET)-2022 while granting admission to non-minority students in their undergraduate courses.

DU started admissions for over 70,000 seats last month.

This year, the college is admitting students through CUET scores instead of class 12 marks.

On September 12, the university released its admission and allocation policy called the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS). Admission through the CSAS takes place in three phases: submission of the application form, selection of programs and completion of preferences, and allocation and admission of places.

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