The admission procedure for 2015-16 has been announced by St.Stephen’s College. The college does not need to be following Delhi University’s admission policy and uses its own, it is following the same schedule for application. The entirely online process begins on Thursday, May 28, 2015 on the college website, www.ststephens.edu. The last date for submitting applications is June 15, 2015.
candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of best–four–subjects (BFS) aggregates or physics-chemistry-mathematics aggregate (PCM) but there will be “short written aptitude tests” of 30 minutes duration before the interviews. “These tests carry 5% over-all weightage,” says a statement from the college announcing admissions. The college prospectus will be posted online before May 28. The written tests will be conducted at 7:30 am for candidates who’ll be interviewed in the pre-lunch sessions. Those appearing for interviews after lunch will write their tests at 1:30 pm.
“The final selection will be based on composite merit, which comprises Class 12 marks (85% weightage), aptitude test (5% weightage) [and] interview (10% weightage,” says the statement. Explaining the needs for interviews, the statement says, “St. Stephen’s values interviews as a special and important means entrusted to us to assess students in an all-round manner. We are keen to exercise this sacrosanct right with utmost responsibility, transparency and objectivity. Every effort shall be made to put candidates at ease so that they can be assessed at their best, and not at their nervous worst. Most candidates in the past have recognized these interviews as a “surprisingly pleasant” experience, in retrospect”.
It may be mentioned that recently, a resolution was passed by St Stephen’s College’s Supreme Council stating that its alumni have not right to interfere in its internal matters. This development came in the backdrop where a group of former students, Association of Old Stephanians, alleged “rampant illegalities” in the functioning of the college. The college’s Supreme Council, which is the decision making body of the institution, resolved that certain alumni are resorting to “false propaganda” and the college shall not be forced to deviate from “its time-tested traditions, conventions and convictions, nor forego its Constitutional rights, through any tactic or strategy based on it.”
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