According to the Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi, St Stephens will have to follow the admission process and norms taken up by the University for 2022-23 admissions.
There has been a stand-off in the case of St Stephen’s college and the University wherein both the administrations seem firm on their respective decisions. The college believes that since it is a minority college, it has the autonomy to follow its own admission procedure. On the contrary, the university has said that admissions for the students belonging to the general category has to be on the basis of their CUET scores.
The college had issued a notice stating that for all categories, 85% weightage will be given to CUET scores and 15% weightage to interviews.
The DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh expressed that the college will have to abide by the rules and regulations of the University admissions.
We are conveying our decision to St Stephen’s College that they will have to follow guidelines passed by the admission council. For the unreserved or non-minority seats, the college has to give 100% weightage to CUET scores. These are the university guidelines and the college will have to accept it.”DU VC to TOI
Moreover, according to the senior varsity officials, the college is also insistent on a separate counselling procedure which is independent of the centralised counselling that will be conducted by the university. Among all minority colleges of the university, St Stephen’s was the only college to object to the new admission procedure. There has been no consensus formed between the university and college even after considering legal options.
We have taken legal opinion in the matter and the college will be informed accordingly.”DU VC to TOI
A clearer decision and mutual understanding is expected between the college and the university for smooth conduct of admissions 2022-23.
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