Delhi University completed its application process on 22nd June, 2019 and just after a couple of days, one of the most popular colleges affiliated to the university declared its cut-off marks for admissions to undergraduate courses.
The cut-off sky-rocketed like every year and the lowest cut-off announced is 96.5 percent for Humanities. For the Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme, candidates from the general category need to have at least 98 per cent marks if they are from commerce and science streams. Commerce students need to have a percentage of 98.75 for applying to the BA (Honours) in economics, while humanities and science students need to have 98.5 and 97.75 per cent, respectively. The percetage is calculated over the marks scored on best four subjects in Class 12.
The college has at least 50 per cent of the seats reserved for Christians and follows a separate admission criteria.
Commerce and science students need to have a best-of-four percentage of 98.75 and 98.25 per cent for those applying for BA (Honours) in English. For BSc (Honours) in mathematics, commerce, science and humanities students need to have a best-of-four percentage of 97.5,? 97.75 and 96.75 respectively. Science and commerce students applying for BA (Honours) in history need to have 98.5 per cent, while humanities students need to have at least 97.25 per cent. Commerce and humanities students need to have at least 97 per cent in order to be eligible for admission to BA (Hons) in Philosophy and science students at least 96.5 per cent.
Students need to have at least 65 per cent for admission for BA (Hons) in Sanskrit, 96.33 per cent for BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and 96.66 per cent for Physics. Candidates applying for admission to the BSc programme with chemistry need to have a best of four percentage of 95 and 96.66 per cent for admission to BSc programme with computer science. There are separate cut-offs under the quota for the applicants from the Church of North India (CNI).
According to the college, a total of 19,862 applications were received this year. Of these applicants, 59.2 per cent were female and the rest male. Humanities had a total of 13,089 applications and sciences had 6,773 completed applications. Christian applications were 1,105. English got a a total of 3,505 applications, followed by economics with 3,418 applicants. Mathematics got 2,231 applications. As many as 682 applications were received from men and women for the nine sporting disciplines encouraged in college. St Stephen's College got over 100 applications under the differently-abled category this year.
The total number of vacancies in college are 400, excluding the mandatory person with disability (PWD) and sports categories. Interviews begin on Friday. Applicants may download their interview call letter, if selected, from the college website after Wednesday, the college said.
Meanwhile, three members of the governing body of St Stephen's College has objected to the inclusion of a member of its supreme council in the interview panel for selection of students, saying it is a violation of the college constitution.
The supreme council is a subset of six members of the governing body (managing committee) and comprises all members of the Church of North India. The three members had even approached the Delhi High Court, but it had refused to stay the interview process for admission of Christian students in the college.
Delhi University recorded 20, 000 less applications this year. However around 2.5 lak applications were made for 65,000 seats and English (Hons)emerged to be the most applied for course.