St Stephen, a renowned college of Delhi University has encountered a great hike in the applicants. Overall 450 seats are available in the college for undergraduate programs. During the last year, the number of received applications was 25,000 and applications received in the current year were 25,636 which is a marginal increase from the previous years. The highest number of applications was 6,469 that was received for economics courses whereas English and Mathematics course get 5,956 and 4,023 respectively.
For the very first time, online application process is introduced alongside college has extended the time period for receiving the application till 5 pm on Wednesday. The college will shortly issue the cutoff list of the candidates which will be called for the interview. Name of selected candidates for interview will be released by 22 June 2013. The interviews will be scheduled from 24 June to 6 July 2013, starting with Sanskrit, Physics, Economics and English simultaneously and ends with Philosophy on 5 July. The admission for sports will start from 6 July 2013.
After abolishing BA and BSc program, 100 vacant seats were redistributed among economics, English, physics, and chemistry where 50 seats were added in economics, 30 seats in English and 10 seats in physics and chemistry each. Added seats will lead to starting another section for economics.