St Stephen’s College to challenge Delhi HC verdict on DU admission process

St Stephen’s College is likely to challenge the recent Delhi High Court order on the institution’s admission process and seek “interim relief” to conduct this year’s admissions as usual, a source said on Tuesday .

Members of the college’s governing body, the institution’s highest decision-making body, met on Tuesday to discuss the future course of action and decided to move the Supreme Court against the high court’s order , said a member on condition of anonymity.

This comes days after the high court asked the university to follow the admission policy formulated by Delhi University, under which 100% weightage should be given to the entrance test score in the common university (CUET)-2022 while granting admission to non-minorities. students in their undergraduate courses.

He said the university was allowed to conduct interviews, in addition to the CUET, only to admit Christian students, but could not compel non-minority candidates to undergo an additional interview.

The college, on its part, had said it will give 85% weightage to CUET score and 15% weightage to physical interviews for “all categories of candidates”.

With the university refusing to end the interview process for admissions, Delhi University has said it is “firm” in its decision to declare “null and void” all admissions made by the university in violation of CUET guidelines.

The source said 17 members of the governing body attended the meeting on Tuesday, five of whom were against the proposal to move the apex court.

“The governing body of the college, however, has decided to challenge the order of the high court… and approach the Supreme Court. The university will seek interim relief to carry out admission by conducting ‘interviews,” the source said.

The high court’s September 12 order came on petitions filed by a law student and the university regarding the legality of admission of students against unreserved non-minority seats for courses in degree

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