During last year’s admission in St. Stephen’s College, students had to give an interview. But this year admission will be done only on the basis of CUET.
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Last year, there was a tussle between Delhi University and St. Stephen’s College over the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). In fact, Delhi University decided to give admission in UG and PG courses on the basis of CUET score. But St Stephens College cited being a minority college and said that it is not going to accept the criteria prepared by DU for admission. However, now this dispute has been resolved and this year admission in the college will be done on the basis of CUET score only.
Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said that the admission dispute between DU and St Stephen’s has been resolved. This year also admission in the university will be given through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). DU VC also announced that admission in all colleges of Delhi University will be done through CUET only and no interview will be conducted.
Last year interview for admission
In fact, DU had last year allowed St. Stephen’s College to conduct interviews for admission to undergraduate courses. This approval was given as the institute is a minority college. However, after the commencement of admission, students looking for admission in St. Stephen’s had to face a lot of confusion. But now it has been clarified that admission will be done through CUET only.
Suggestion to conduct CUET twice
The Vice Chancellor said that the university is fully prepared for CUET. He suggested that CUET should be conducted twice a year. Singh said, ‘Last time this happened for the first time and we had to face some difficulties. The better situation would be to conduct CUET twice a year. The best performance in both the exams should be considered and I hope the UGC will consider it.
He said that despite taking several initiatives to fill all the 70,000 seats in the university, around 5,000 seats remained vacant last year. He said that this happened not because of CUET, but because there are some courses which are not so popular.
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