In view of the guidelines notified by the University of Delhi on 28 June 2014, St. Stephen’s College shall publish a modified list for admission. The college has notified following concerns based on the new guidelines:-
1. All applicants selected for admission to undergraduate courses shall be admitted now only to the 3-year degree programme, the FYUP having been formally annulled by the University. Those who may have objection to this change-over, on the ground that they had applied for the FYUP courses, are free to refuse the offer of admission. Selected candidates are advised that accepting admission amounts to a voluntary acceptance of the 3-year degree programme of the University of Delhi.
2. St. Stephen’s College, having been permitted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, to have its own selection procedure, under Article 30(1) of the Constitution, had continued with the selection process, including interviews, and put up lists of provisionally selected candidates. The ‘provisional’ nature of selection was meant to preserve the margin for compliance with the guidelines of the University at a time when several issues were undecided. Now that the University has instructed that “courses and seats” to be offered shall be as they were in 2012-2013, the lists already published shall be modified and republished accordingly by Wednesday (2 July 2014) afternoon.
3. The provisional lists already put up had incorporated the University guidelines on handicaps and adjustments about calculating BFS and PCM, as the case may be, which constitute 85% of the “composite merit” on which applicants are selected for admission. All such handicaps and adjustments having been rescinded by the University, the composite merit of the candidates interviewed shall be recalculated for purposes of finalizing the list of selected candidates.
4. Given the scheme of things that prevailed when the admission process in St. Stephen’s College got underway, applications for admission to B. A. Programme and B. Sc. Programme courses were not invited as they did not exist then. Now that the University has restored these courses, St. Stephen’s shall initiate the admission process. The on-line application facility for these two courses shall be open from 9 am on Wednesday the 2nd of July and last date for submitting the application shall be midnight of Tuesday the 8 of July 2014. The list of candidates shortlisted for interviews will be announced on 9th July evening and the interviews shall be held on 11, 12 and 14 July 2014.
Earlier, the college had released a provisional list of 100 candidates selected for Economics and 60 for English based on the sanctioned intake capacity for these subjects under FYUP. Now that the College is following the new university guidelines to go back to the old three year pattern as well as to rollback the FYUP, it is meant that 50 candidates from Economics and 30 from English lists will be denied the admission.