After so many pleas by Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College. Delhi High Court has allowed it to hold interviews for minority seats for St. Stephen College admission. Therefore, CUET score and interview will be the basis for students under the minority quota.
Moreover, a bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma allows Jesus and Mary College (JMC) to hold interviews for the minority category students.
St. Stephen’s College and JMC filed an application to the court for a stay on decision of the DU Executive Council dated on 8 December 2022. As per the Delhi University decision, 100 per cent weightage is given to the CUET score for admission to the minority quota.
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This demand was done to challenge the notification by the varsity. Further, the court passes the order on a petition of a woman. Sharon Ann George filed a petition against the holding of interviews for minority students for St. Stephen College admission.
St. Stephen College Admission: Court Says it Has Right to Conduct Interviews
As per the court order, it directs Delhi University to regulate the admission of minority students. Also, St. Stephen’s College has all rights to conduct interviews with 15% weightage along with consideration of CUET score.
A bench consisting of Justice Subramaniam Prasad said, “Even after the observation made by the court in the earlier decision. On 8 December 2022, the Executive Council decided that Undergraduate program admission for academic session 2023-24 will be solely based on CUET scores for minority seats also.”