The St. Stephen’s College will be among the colleges open to aspirants on Delhi University’s centralized registration portal despite its decision to approach the Supreme Court, university officials said on Wednesday.
This means that university officials have said that if applicants want to be considered for admission to the University of St. Stephen, they should list it among their preferred university-program preferences on the DU portal once the process begins next week.
Delhi University on Wednesday launched its Common Seats Allocation System (CSAS) portal for candidates who wish to register for admission to the university’s undergraduate colleges. Phase II of the admission process will begin on Monday, September 26. At this stage, candidates will need to select the programs they would like to be considered for and then list their desired university-program combinations in order of preference. Candidates will be allocated centrally by DU based on their place in the merit list and the university-program combinations they have listed as preferences.
Following the Delhi High Court’s order directing St. Stephen’s College to admit non-minority students only on the basis of CUET scores without any college-level interviews, its governing body on Tuesday decided to appeal the order to the Supreme Court.
However, Registrar Vikas Gupta said The Indian Express that unless the Supreme Court directs otherwise, the University of Delhi will go ahead with conducting admissions through the centralized system for the university.
“This will not affect anything. We will not allow admissions to be made through the St. Stephen’s College and admissions will be done by DU only. We will follow the decision taken by the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, we have already listed the college of St. Stephen’s along with all other colleges on our CSAS portal, and candidates should continue to list it among their preferences if they want to be considered for admission there,” he said.