In the very first cut off list for admission in the 2015-16 academic session for Delhi University the highest marks to get admission in English rose as high as 99 percent. St. Stephen’s College, one of the premiere institutions of the university, has taken out the first cut off list mentioning the students who want to take up English, should have a maximum cut off of 99 percent.
For Commerce, the cut off has been set as high as 99 percent and for the Science it is set at 97.75 percent. For humanities the cut off has rose to 97.50 percent, to take admission in the English Honors course, which is higher than any of the subjects on offer at the college.
Those who are interested in taking Economics would have to secure 98.50 percent marks if they are from commerce background. For science and humanities students it is set to be 97.50 and 97 percent respectively. It is even higher than the cut off for the last year of these subjects. English and Economics rose at the highest cut off level last year as well and for science students it was 97.25, for commerce students it was 98 and for humanities it was set to 97 percent.
For the mere 400 seats that the college could offer, there were 32,100 applications which were received. The college offers Honor’s courses in subjects like Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Chemistry along with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) pass courses.
For this year onwards the college has decided to include an aptitude test of 30 minute duration along with taking into account the marks scored in interview and cut-off standings, for making the final decision on admission of the students. The declaration of cut-offs is only the beginning of the admission process at the college. The list of candidates called for interview and aptitude test will be updated on the website in two days and the interviews will begin from June 22.
Delhi University has given away with the stream-wise cut offs from this year onwards, but being a minority institution St. Stephen’s carries the previous pattern even this year. There are separate cut-off marks for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (non-Christians) Christian Scheduled Tribes, Church of North India (CNI), CNI Delhi Diocese, Other Christians, Christian Person with Disability, Person with Disability for some particular subjects and for Urdu subjects as well. For the upcoming session, the college has also announced a marginal hike in the tuition fees and hostel fees.