Requirements for Admission
The applicant must satisfy the eligibility conditions laid down by
the University of Delhi. Admission is given on the basis of the
candidate's academic record and performance at the interview (that
is, composite merit), keeping in mind her or his all-round
competence, capacity to benefit from being in this College and
potential to contribute to the life of the College. The previous
academic record should be of high quality.
For admission to the first year of
the Bachelor’s degree programme an applicant must have passed the
Senior School Certificate or an equivalent examination.
The College admits students only to the first year of the courses of
study offered. No migration of any kind is allowed.
The requirements to qualify for the interview for the different
subjects (Discipline Course I) are as given below.
and Chemistry: The candidate must have done Physics,
Chemistry and Mathematics (“PCM”) at the qualifying level and
the “cut-off” is decided on the basis of the PCM aggregate.
The candidate must have done Mathematics. The cut-off is decided
on the basis of the aggregate of the best four subjects (BFS),
but in calculating the BFS aggregate, marks in Mathematics must
be included in addition to at least one language. Those who have
only Business Mathematics are not eligible for
The cut-off is decided on the basis of the aggregate of the best
four subjects (BFS). A candidate must also have done Mathematics
at the Class XII level, and should have the minimum prescribed
marks in Mathematics (which will be notified). However,
Mathematics does not have to be included in calculating the BFS
aggregate. In the case of foreign boards or schools (recognised
by the AIU or the University of Delhi), candidates must have
done a course in calculus.
Aggregate marks in Best Four Subjects is the basis of deciding
the cut-off percentage. In addition, the candidate should have
the prescribed marks (to be notified later) in English
Core/Functional English, or English Elective /Literature in
English. Preference will be given to those who have done
English Elective or Literature in English.
History, Philosophy and Sanskrit: Aggregate
of Best Four Subjects forms the basis of cut-off marks.
Candidates applying for Sanskrit should have studied Sanskrit at
least up to Class X.
Wherever there is a reference to “Best Four Subjects” (BFS), at
least one of these subjects must be a language (which does not have
to be English). An applicant is, however, free to include more than
one language in BFS.
For applicants from Boards that include class XI marks also into the
final results the BFS/PCM will be calculated by combining the marks
obtained in class XI and XII.
Please also note that the following subjects are not to be included
in the calculation of marks of the Best Four Subjects (BFS) marks:
Environmental Education (ISC), Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Painting,
Dance, Music, Physical Education, Home Science and all other
Candidates from Foreign Boards
Candidates from foreign boards or schools are eligible, provided
the qualification obtained is recognized by the University of
Delhi or the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). BFS for
these candidates shall be calculated on the basis of the
relevant grade conversion scheme provided by the University of
Delhi. Results should have been officially declared before the
interview. Predicted grades/results are not acceptable.
Residence on Campus
In St. Stephen’s College a
comparatively large proportion of the student body is provided
residence on campus. Nevertheless, given the all-India character
of the College, it is only natural that a large number of
students seek accommodation on campus, and not everyone who
wishes to stay on campus will be successful in securing the
same. Preference will be given to students whose parents do not
stay in Delhi or neighbouring towns in allotting residence on
campus. In light of the limited residential facilities
available, all applicants are advised to that they should be
prepared to make safe and satisfactory arrangements for their
stay outside the campus, in case they are not granted on-campus
accommodation. It is to be noted that admissions to residence
are made annually. The fact that you have been allotted a room
in any given year does not mean that you will continue to live
on the campus in subsequent years. Allotments are based on
academic merit, compliance with College discipline and
contributions to the total life of the College.
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applications are not available for postgraduate admissions. The
College admits students for postgraduate studies only if they
are cleared for admission to the University Department/Faculty
concerned. Therefore, besides applying to St. Stephen’s College
in the prescribed form, which will be available from 20 June
2013, they are required also to apply to the corresponding
department in the University. Further information in this regard
should be obtained from the office of the University Faculty or
Department concerned. Completed forms should be submitted to the
College within three days of the announcement of the respective
University MA/MSc admission list.
online applications facility will be available.
Forms can be submitted online with the following charges:
(i) Application fee per course:
(ii) Residence application fee:
(iii) Sports form:
Rs. 150 per game
Any wrong or misleading information
in the application will disqualify the applicant. If the
candidate is already admitted, it will result in the
cancellation of admission.
In general, no certificates are to be uploaded with the
application. Certificates are required only at the time of
interview and admission (see Interview Schedule
and Admission Schedule below).
However, candidates from foreign boards should upload the
equivalence certificate, grade conversion scheme and other
relevant documents while submitting their applications. Persons
with Disability (PwD) should read the next section.
Canditates belonging to PwD Category.
Procedure of filling online application forms for applicants
belonging to the PwD category is the same as that for anybody
else. However, no application fee will be charged from them. PwD
candidates are, required to either take a printout of
acknowledgment slip after successfully submitting the form and
mail/courier/submit the slip to the Tutor for Admissions, St.
Stephen’s College, Delhi. 110007 along with a copy of the
disability certificate from a competent authority (see
prospectus) or upload a scanned copy of the disability
certificate before submitting their application. Those uploading
the disability certificate online need not print the
acknowledgement slip and mail it to College. Applications of
candidates belonging to the above category will be considered
only if the disability certificate is uploaded online or
printout of the acknowledgment slip along with the disability
certificate is received by the Tutor for Admission on or before
4 pm, 19 June 2013.
Candidates applying under Urdu Category
Applicants seeking admission against seats reserved for Urdu
candidates must have studied Urdu till Class XII. Such
candidates will undertake to do Urdu as the Modern Indian
Language Foundation Course. They will also undertake to do all
six Urdu papers in Discipline Course II. An undertaking to this
effect has to be executed at the time of the interview. Please
be warned that failure to comply with this requirement will
result in cancellation of admission to College. No excuse of any
kind shall be entertained.
Foreign students are required to register themselves
FOREIGN STUDENTS REGISTRY OFFICE
Room No. 11, First Floor
University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007
Phone No : 011-27666756
More information is available at
Foreign nationals will have to bring proof of registration with
Foreign Students Registry Office of Delhi University at the time
for applying Online
Access to the online application form is available after
registering your email address when you login for the first
time. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality
of your login account and password.
If you forget your password, please use the “Can’t access your
account?” link located on the login screen to submit a request
to the technical team to send you the required information.
Please make sure that you provide a valid and accurate email
address so that you can receive important information and
There are nine dropdown sections in which information is to be
filled in the online form. Each of these sections is labelled.
You can move from one section to another by clicking on its
You can choose a category and a subcategory, if applicable. For
example, if you belong to the General category and are also a
person with disability, you can select General category and
subcategory PwD (Person with Disability).
Subsections may open up, depending on the selections you make in
the checkboxes provided. For example if you select Sports
subcategory in the
section the sports form will open up.
In the section
you have to select the subjects from the dropdown list provided.
Please remember to select the checkbox given against a subject,
if you want it to be included in calculating BFS percentage. If
you want to include a language not listed in the dropdown list,
you can manually enter the language under ‘Other
In case you have applied for Mathematics, do include mathematics
in addition to at least one language among the four subjects you
have selected to calculate BFS and select checkboxes under BFS
(Maths). If you have applied for any humanities course in
addition to Mathematics, you should also select boxes under BFS
(Other). The selection of subjects under BFS (Other) need not be
the same as what you have selected under BFS (Maths).
Every mandatory field in each section must be completed for your
application form to be submitted. You do not have to complete
the online form in one sitting. You may access your form and
modify the information as many times as you like prior to
No changes will be accepted after submission. You should,
therefore, make sure that all information given is correct and
complete before you submit your form.
Once you have completed the form, you should submit your
application by clicking the “Submit” button. This will take you
through the steps to make payment of the application fees.
Applicants belonging to the PwD category do not have to make any
payments. They will be directed to take printouts of the
acknowledgement slip or to upload a scanned copy of the
An email confirming that your form has been successfully
submitted will be immediately sent to you. If you do not receive
confirmation, send an email to
of fee for applications can be made online either by using a
credit card or a debit card
issued by any bank. Alternatively, you can pay by cash at any
branch of the State
Bank of India using a printout of the payment challan
generated by the
system. You may choose the method which is most convenient to
you. Please note that cash payment at SBI branches will be
accepted only one day after you have generated the
challan for payment. You can find payment status by clicking on
in the MAKE PAYMENT SECTION.
will able to apply for additional subjects even after completing
the submission of your application by logging in, choosing new
subjects and making additional payment for these .
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Procedure for Admissions
Admission to an MA/MSc course is subject to the applicant's
securing admission in the University Faculty/Department
concerned, and an interview conducted by St. Stephen’s College.
Dates for interviews will be notified later.
is based on two components with the following weights:
(i) Class XII marks: 85%
(ii) Interview: 15%
The College interviews approximately:
four applicants per seat
for Economics, History and English
five per seat for
six per seat for
Sanskrit, Philosophy, Chemistry and Physics
In each subject, the marks of the last candidate in this list
become the ‘eligibility marks' (referred to as the ‘cut-off
marks’) for being called for the interview.
For details of the subjects to be taken into account and
additional eligibility requirements, if any, in determining the
‘cut-off’ marks for various Discipline I Courses refer to
Requirements for Admission section above above.
Broadly speaking, an interview has the following components:
(a) Academic: The candidate’s academic potential and
suitability for the subject chosen, beyond what is indicated by
(b) Co-Curricular: The potential to participate in the
co-curricular activities of the College and to contribute to its
total life. The College does not have a separate “ECA”
(extra-curricular activities) quota, but proficiency in ECA is
taken into account during the interview.
(c) General Awareness and Sense of Values: A candidate’s
personal outlook, sense of values, level of awareness and
The candidate’s statements on the admission form about himself
or herself, his or her interests, goals etc. form vital
The list of short-listed applicants along with their interview
schedules will be put up on the College notice board on June 22,
2013. Applicants called for the interview will get an interview
call letter at their registered email address. They can also
generate the interview call letter from the College website.
Applicants called for interview are required to bring a printout
of the call letter at the time of appearing for the interview.
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Documents to be brought
at the time of interview
Applicants appearing for the
interview will be interviewed only if they have the following
documents with them:
(a) Two recent passport size photographs.
(b) The printout of the interview call letter.
(c) The following documents, in original and one set of
(i) Certificate of date of birth
(normally the Secondary School Certificate).
(ii) Mark-sheet of the qualifying
(iii) Baptism Certificate and a letter of recommendation from
the parish priest concerned, SC/ST Certificate from a competent
authority*, Physical Disability Certificate**, Equivalence
Certificate (for candidates from foreign examining bodies), as
and where applicable.
* Officers competent to issue Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
(i) District Magistrate /
Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner
/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / Ist Class
Stipendiary Magistrate / City Magistrate / Sub-Divisional
Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra
(ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate /
Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate.
(iii) Revenue Officers not below
the rank of Tehsildar.
(iv) Sub-divisional Officer of the
area where the candidate and/ or his family normally reside(s).
(v) Administrator / Secretary to
Administrator / Development Officer (Lakshdweep Island).
** A Physical Disability Certificate has to be issued from a
In the event of any doubt on the part of the Principal of the
College as to the genuineness of the certificate, or the extent
of the disability of the candidate concerned, or in regard to
the entitlement of the candidate to seek admission under the
category of physically disabled candidates, it is open to the
Principal to refer the candidate to a Medical Board to be
constituted by the University, and/or take such other steps as
may be required to ascertain the correct facts and entitlement
of the candidate concerned, and if it is found that the
candidate is not eligible or entitled under this category, to
cancel the admission after issuing a show cause notice to the
candidate concerned, giving him 15 days’ time to reply.
Certificates issued by any non-competent authorities will not be
The self- attested copies will be retained while the originals
will be returned after scrutiny. Applicants should make sure
that they take back their original certificates after their
interview (In exceptional cases a candidate may be permitted to
produce the original certificates at a later stage.)
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in College during the Admission Process
Accommodation on the campus, with facilities for dining, is
available to a limited extent for outstation candidates and
their parents/guardians during the admission process. The
College does not, however, guarantee the availability of
accommodation for all. Those wishing to take advantage of this
facility should apply in advance at
Those allotted accommodation will be required to pay the
prescribed tariffs for food and lodging in advance, at time
rooms are allotted.
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The list of applicants selected for admission will be put up on
the Notice Boards in the College and on the College website
after 4:00 pm the day after the interviews for a particular
course have been completed. A Waiting List, in order of merit,
for different categories will be put up at the same time.
Those selected for admission should submit their original
certificates and two passport-sized photographs at the time of
paying their fees and completing admission formalities. If for
unavoidable reasons, it is not possible to submit the original
certificates at the time of admission, they should be submitted
as soon as possible thereafter, but not later than two weeks
after the commencement of the academic year, failing which
admission shall be cancelled.
The original certificates will be retained by the College till
the time the student finishes her/his course or leaves the
Activation of Waiting List
Depending on availability of seats, admissions from the
applicants on the Waiting List will be made after the first list
has been exhausted. These will be displayed on the College
notice boards. Every effort will be made to inform applicants
individually, but applicants are advised to consult the College
Notice Boards and keep in touch with the College. All
admissions will close on the date notified by the University of
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FEES 2013-14 (Semester
Fee payable within four days of admission
College Fee *
Residence Fee **
Initial Mess deposit/Actual Mess Charges **
NOTE: STUDENTS BELONGING TO
PwD CATEGORY ARE EXEMPTED FROM ALL FEES EXCEPT UNIVERSITY
EXAMINATION FEE AND IDENTITY CARD CHARGES. THEY ARE, HOWEVER, TO
BEAR 50% OF THE MESS CHARGES, IF STAYING IN RESIDENCE.
* Payable by all students
** Payable only by resident students
• The amounts above are for undergraduate students. The
fees for MA/MSc students are similar, though there are
minor differences in the University fee and other charges.
• The College fee includes Rs. 500 as caution money that is
refundable when the student leaves College.
• University examination fee is not included.
• The Residence fee includes a refundable deposit of Rs. 3000.
• Mess charges will be based on actual expenses.
• The initial mess deposit will be
refunded when the student leaves College.
Fees should be paid in cash or by a
demand draft made payable to “The Principal, St. Stephen’s
Students are required to pay the fees
at the commencement of each semester. A student whose fees are
not paid in time is liable to have his or her name removed from
the rolls of the College.
Financial assistance to students is provided by the College on the
basis of need and academic merit. Up to 20% of students may be given
freeships (remission of tuition, games and library fees). Ad-hoc
grants for books, stationery, towards mess charges etc are given
from the Students’ Aid Fund. A few Christian Bursaries are available
for Christian students. A large number of merit-cum-means
scholarships of varying amounts are also available and are awarded
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