DU Admissions: Almost all unreserved seats in St Stephen’s College are filled

DU admissions: In the first round of seat allotment, almost all the unreserved seats in the undergraduate courses at St. Stephen’s College were taken up, Delhi University Dean of Admissions Haneet Gandhi said on Tuesday.

Admission to minority seats reserved for Christian candidates is underway. There are 450 places in 11 degree courses at the university.

The first round of seat allotment in Delhi University colleges ended on Tuesday with over 59,100 students securing their seats by paying fees.

The admissions process at St Stephen’s was the subject of college-college controversy for several months. It was only after the Supreme Court’s order earlier this month that admission to the prestigious university could begin.

The court refused to stay the order of the Delhi High Court asking the St. Stephen’s College to follow the admission policy prescribed by Delhi University.

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

“In the first round of seat allotment, all the unreserved seats (in St. Stephen’s College), which are more than 200, have been filled,” said Dean of Admissions Haneet Gandhi.

“Meanwhile, the admission for the rest of the seats (reserved for candidate Christan) is underway. We have provided data to the school. They get admission based on the interview,” he added.

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, wanted to give 85 per cent weightage to CUET and 15 per cent to interviews to admit students across categories.

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

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.

Around 59,100 candidates have paid fees and secured admission to various degree programs in Delhi University’s first round of seat allotment, Registrar Vikas Gupta said on Tuesday.

Tuesday was the last day for payment of fees by those who accepted the college and the course allotted to them.

“Of the 72,800 students who accepted the college and course, about 59,100 have sealed their admission by paying fees,” Gupta said.

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