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Students at St. Stephen’s College Asked to Withdraw Admission

After the release of the third allocation list on November 13th, several students who took admission in St. Stephen’s College under the minority category have been told by the administration to withdraw their admissions.


Several students who had secured admission in St. Stephen’s College under the minority category have now been asked to withdraw their admissions on Monday. This announcement follows the release of the third allocation list, according to which, the university’s central portal had allotted different colleges to these students. The students had already appeared for the interviews that are a part of Stephen’s admissions process. They had also submitted their documents and started their classes last week along with the rest of DU’s class of 2026. Several outstation students had already filled the requisite forms for hostels, SECs and more. However, students were not allowed to pay their admission fees yet as the portal did not offer them the option to do so.


According to a TOI report and a notice issued by the college on November 5, students were told that their admission was subject to “verification and clearance of relevant documents, including the minority certificate and marksheet.” The notice also stated that their admission was also subject to the payment of their fees on the DU portal “as and when the payment portal is ready.”

Nine days ago, I received a mail from St. Stephen’s College asking me to bring all the documents and informing me I can make the payment once the portal is active. However, under the third allocation list, I was allotted JMC, and that too for BA (Prog).

A student who had secured admission in B.Sc (H) in conversation with Times of India

A TOI report further quoted another student who stated that on visiting the college office, they were handed withdrawal forms and “several students broke down too.” The students now find themselves stranded as Delhi University wraps up its admissions process for the first NEP batch of undergraduate students.

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