For DU admission 2020, St Stephen’s declared its first cut-off list. This is the first college that released the cut-off for admission to Delhi University this year. According to the cut-off list, the cut-offs are high for all the 11 undergraduate courses that St Stephen’s offers. The highest cut-off is of B.A. (Honours) Economics for which students will need a minimum of 99.25 percent or more. For Humanities students, the cut-off is 98.75 percent and for Science students, it is 98 percent.
In 2019, the cut off for the same course for commerce, science, and arts stream was 98.75 percent, 98.5 percent, and 97.75 percent respectively. For B.A. (honors) History, B.A. (Honours) Hindi, and B.A. Program, commerce students have a 99 percent cut off. Last year for these courses, the cut-off was 98.5 percent, 98.75 percent, and 98 percent. For Physics, Chemistry, and Maths percentage, the cut-off rose from 96.33 percent to 96.67 percent and 96.66 percent to 97.66 percent respectively.
ADMISSION PROCESS OF ST STEPHEN’S COLLEGE
St Stephen’s college has an independent admission system and separate admission form. It is a minority institution with 50 percent seats reserved for Christians. In other colleges of Delhi University, there is a common admission process. But for St Stephen’s, it is only the first step. After that, the administration takes a written test and interview. Due to COVID-19, the administration will conduct a written test and interview online.
INTERVIEW PROCESS FOR DU ADMISSION SANCTIONS THE ENTRY OF STUDENTS
The principal of a DU college said that although St Stephen’s college has a different admission process, the cut-off is high. It indicates that the situation for other DU colleges with be almost the same. He said that the interview enables them not to admit more than the sanctioned strength of students. Other colleges do not different criteria other than the cut-off list. This put the administration into a more cautious situation. The high cut-off of St Stephen’s college indicates the way in which things are carried out. All the DU colleges prepare a separate list referring to the applicant’s data on the general admission form. The data is not sent to the colleges this year. So, they have not prepared any list yet.
APPLICATIONS FOR DU ADMISSION IN 2018 AND 2020
This year, for DU admission, 3,53,717 more students applied for admission in undergraduate courses. In 2019, there were 2.58 lakh applications. Major students are from the CBSE board who applied for admission this year. In 2019, 1.47 percent of students got more than 95 percent marks in class 12, and this year 3.24 percent of students got more than 95 percent marks.
HIGH CUT-OFF AT ST STEPHEN’S INDICATES HIGH SCORERS
The principal of Hindu College Anju Srivastava said that St Stephen’s cut-off indicates a large number of students with a high percentage. She said that the admission begins and ends with the students who scored the highest percentage. The cut-off decreases with a margin of around 3 or 4 percentage. It comes down to the percentage of students who got high scores. The list that St Stephen’s created indicates a higher percentage of students. There is no reason to say why some students don’t apply for general admission to other DU colleges.